Breaking: Tension as gunmen shoot Labour Party candidate, 5 supporters, set them ablaze
- Barely two days to the 2023 general elections, the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for Enugu East, Oyibo Chukwu, has been killed
- Unknown gunmen reportedly shot Chukwu inside his vehicle with five other people with him and set the car ablaze
- The governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Enugu state, Chijioke Edeoga, has confirmed the tragic incident
Enugu South LGA – Unknown gunmen have killed and burnt Oyibo Chukwu, the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for Enugu East senatorial district in the 2023 general election.
A report by The Punch indicates that the gunmen also killed five supporters who were with Chukwu inside his car.
The tragic incident reportedly happened at Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South local government area on Wednesday evening, February 22.
Enugu Labour Party governorship candidate Chijioke Edeoga confirms incident
Legit.ng gathers that Chijioke Edeoga, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the state, has confirmed the incident.
He said that the gunmen shot him inside his vehicle with five other people with him and set the car ablaze.
“It is true that our senatorial candidate for Enugu East senatorial district for Saturday’s election has been killed. They (gunmen) shot him and five others and set them ablaze,” Edeoga said.
The LP chieftain alleged that members of the party are being targeted for assassination by political parties that felt threatened and are afraid they may lose on Saturday, February 25.
The Presidential and National Assembly elections are scheduled to hold on Saturday.
Another report by Vanguard indicates that Oyibo, a lawyer, was attacked while returning from a campaign trip in the Agbani area.