INEC to countermind Enugu East Senatorial election over murder of LP Candidate



Uba Group

The Independent National Electoral Commission will invoke Section 34 of the Electoral Act 2022 to countermind the Enugu East Senatorial election for two weeks following the murder of the Labour Party’s candidate, Oyibo Chukwu by unknown assailants.

INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu while fielding questions during the first daily media briefing to herald the 2023 general elections, said the law provides for such incidence and the Commission will act accordingly within the ambits of the law.

He however said the LP has not officially written to the Commission but assured that as soon as their letter reaches the Commission, action will be taken.

The INEC boss further noted that another case of death occured in Kano and the party concerned informed the Commission and substituted the late candidate who has been buried since.

Yakubu further stated that the two weeks substitution period begins to count from the date the deceased passed on.

Details later…