The Labour Party insists on postponement today for a free and fair election. In order to have new primaries and run in the election in 2023, the Labour Party has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the election in the Enugu East Senatorial District.
The party said that this came after the horrifying death of Honourable Oyibo Chukwu. The LP’s demand, however, comes just 72 hours before the start of the general elections on February 25.
The opposition party’s candidate and five of his supporters were also shot and killed by gunmen on Wednesday night in Amechi Awkunanaw. This is according to a statement from the party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure.
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The Labour Party insists on postponement
The declaration stated that “The national leadership of the Labour Party is disturbed by the level of attack on its candidates, officials and supporters across the nation.
We condemn the act and we call on the security agents to be on top of the matter. It is becoming a tradition where people attack our candidates all over the country.”
As he emphasized that “our senatorial candidate in Ebonyi South, Hon Linus Okorie was kidnapped on his way to his house, in Ebonyi state on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Allegedly by the personnel of the South East Vigilante outfit, Ebubeagu. He was tortured, incarcerated and denied his basic right for weeks.
“I want to also recall what happened to our party in Anambra State. Our governorship candidate Hon. Obiora Agbasimelo was kidnapped at the heart of the campaign. And as I speak, nothing has been heard about him.
“Our women leader in Kaduna state was also brutally murdered. Two more persons were also killed in that state.”