On Wednesday evening, a Nigerian Senatorial Candidate was shot to death by unknown gunmen three days before the Saturday elections in 2023.

The deceased identified as Mr. Oyibo Chukwu the Labour Party candidate was shot to death and his body was burnt to ashes together with his campaigning team.

Mr Chukwu was ambushed by unidentified gunmen when he was on his way from a campaign rally in the Southern State of Enugu.

The gunmen had no mercy for anyone since they shot everyone who was with Mr Chukwu and their car was set on fire with the bodies inside.

“Our party members are being targeted for assassination by political parties that felt threatened by the Labour party in the State and are afraid they may lose the general elections,” said Chijioke Edeoga, a candidate for the governor’s Seat in the State.

Mr. Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party candidate/courtesy photo
Mr. Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party candidate/courtesy photo

Although the Labour party Presidential candidate Peter Obi condemns the act, he has continuously urged the netizen of Nigeria to vote wisely, hopefully, and peacefully.

“I received, with deep shock and sadness, the news of the painful killing of Barr Oyibo Chukwu, the Senatorial Candidate of the Labour Party, for Enugu East Senatorial Zone.

“I strongly condemn the killing of Barr Chukwu in all its entirety. Human lives must remain precious, irrespective of political affiliation. The mindless bloodletting that occurs in the nation is beyond depressing. We must not continue to toe this dangerous path.”