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INEC Suspends Enugu East Election Over Murder Of LP Candidate

overlay-cleverINEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at a media briefing on Friday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

He said the election in the senatorial district earlier scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2023, has been moved to March 11, 2023.

According to him, the postponement became necessary after the murder of the Labour Party (LP) senatorial candidate for the constituency, Oyibo Chukwu.

He said, “The party also conveyed its intention to participate in the election for that constituency by replacing its deceased candidate. This request is in line with the provision of the law – Section 34, Sub-Section 1 of the Electoral Act 2022.”

“We have already communicated this decision to our Enugu State office.

“Therefore, there will be no senatorial election in Enugu East Senatorial District made up of six local government areas, 77 wards and 1,630 polling units tomorrow, February 25, 2023

“The election will now be combined with the governorship and state assemblies elections holding in the next two weeks, on 11th of March 2023.”


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