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BREAKING: INEC Postpones Senatorial Election In Enugu East | READ DETAILS


BREAKING: INEC Postpones Senatorial Election In Enugu East | READ DETAILS

Following the gruesome mu-rder of Barrister Oyibo Chukwu, the Labour Party (LP)’s senatorial candidate for Enugu East, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the senatorial election for the district.


Enugu east accommodates six local government areas.

Briefing the media in Abuja on Friday, the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said the earlier scheduled February 11 election has been postponed to March 11, 2023.

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The change in date was made after the Labour Party informed the Commission of it’s intention to get a replacement for late Chukwu

“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.”

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“The Labour Party has provided satisfactory evidence of the death of its candidate. Consequently, the commission has suspended the election in the Senatorial district as provided by law.


“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

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


He added that the electoral materials for the election in the senatorial district will remain in the custody of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) till the new date.

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