Independent National Electoral Commission says Enugu East senatorial election scheduled to hold this Saturday will now be held on March 11 alongside the governorship polls.
This comes after INEC suspended the zone’s senatorial election over the death of Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party’s candidate on Wednesday.
INEC chairperson, Mahmood Yakubu, announced the development on Friday during a media briefing at the national collation centre in Abuja.
Recall that Chukwu, a former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, was killed and set ablaze at Amechi-Awkunanaw in Enugu South Local Government Area on Wednesday after gunmen opened fire on his convoy killing him and his personal assistant.
Enugu State Police command said the gunmen who operated in a Hilux vehicle, attacked and set ablaze the campaign vehicle of the Labour Party senatorial candidate, burning to death the party’s senatorial candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District and his personal assistant who was with him in the vehicle.
The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, has since ordered a manhunt for the killers of the Enugu East senatorial candidate.