By Ononye VC
Mr Oyibo Chukwu, candidate of the Labour Party in Saturday’s Enugu East Senatorial District election, has been killed by gunmen 48 hours to the election.
Chukwu was killed at Amechi, Awkunanaw local government area of Enugu State while returning from a campaign rally.
He was murdered alongside five of his supporters. The killers were also said to have burnt him and his supporters who were with him inside his car.
The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Chijioke Edeoga, confirmed the unfortunate incident, saying his party members are being targeted for assassination by political parties which felt threatened by the rise of the Labour Party in the state.
The Enugu police command is yet to react to the incident, which Edeoga insists is politically motivated.