The senatorial candidate of the Labour Party for Enugu East senatorial district, Oyibo Chukwu has been killed by unknown gunmen and burnt.
Naija News learnt that the gunmen also killed five supporters who were with him inside his car.
The incident happened at Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu South Local Government Area on Wednesday evening.
The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Chijioke Edeoga, who confirmed the incident to Punch, said that the gunmen shot him inside his vehicle with five other people with him and set the car ablaze.
Edeoga further stated that their party members are being targeted for assassination by their opposition ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He noted that the political parties feel threatened by the presence of the Labour Party in the state.
According to Edeoga, the opposition parties are scared that they might lose the Saturday election.
He said, “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 Saturday’s election.”