The Labour Party candidate for Enugu East Senatorial district, Oyibo Chukwu has been killed.
Chukwu was reportedly killed at Amechi Awkunanaw in Enugu south LGA of Enugu on Wednesday when gunmen opened fire on his convoy.
The gunmen were also said to have killed five of his supporters who were with him in the car.
The governorship candidate of the party in the state, Barr Chijioke Edeoga, told newsmen that, “It is true that our senatorial candidate for Enugu East senatorial district for Saturday’s election has been killed. They 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.”
Supporters of Peter Obi have expressed anger and bitterness over the reported death of the candidate three days to the elections.