Today22 March, 2023

INEC postpones Senatorial election over death of candidate

INEC postpones Senatorial election over death of candidate

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the Enugu East Senatorial election earlier scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday February 25, 2023.

The cancellation was necessitated due to the death of the Labour Party candidate for the election, Barr. Oyibo Chukwu.

Chairman of the Labour Party in the State, Hon Casmir Agbo who spoke to journalists at the party’s secretariat, said the LP wrote the INEC informing it of Chukwu’s demise.

“INEC advised us and we met and wrote to INEC Abuja through the National Headquarters in line with Section 33 and 34. The party has 14 days to nominate another candidate for substitution.

“In line with the Electoral Ect, we have done what we ought to do and yesterday INEC cancelled the election. We will hold our primary election in the next 14 days.

“So the election has been cancelled and a new date will be fixed by INEC.”


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