Labour Party Senatorial Candidate Oyibo Chukwu, Five Supporters killed and Burnt In Enugu
The Labour Party candidate for Enugu East Senatorial District, Mr Oyibo Chukwu has been killed and burnt by assailants.
Five Labour party supporters who were with him inside his car was also killed.
The sad incident happened at Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area yesterday evening.
The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Chijioke Edeoga, who confirmed the unfortunate incident, 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.
“Our party members are being targeted for assassination by political parties that felt threatened by the rise of the Labour Party in the state and are afraid they may lose the Saturday’s election.”
Recall that Labour Party campaigns and political activities had been attacked on several occasions.
Several members and supporters of the party had been injured and property worth millions destroyed by gunmen