Enugu East senator Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani has urged calm, saying there was no cause for alarm over the call to postpone the Enugu East Senatorial District election following the gruesome murder of the Labour Party (LP) Senatorial candidate, Mr. Oyibo Chukwu, and five others.
Nnamani in a personally signed statement issued Friday said the suggestion for the postponement of the Enugu East Senatorial election was welcome, but punctured the argument that the deceased was favoured to win the Saturday poll.
The statement read in part, “We welcome any opportunity for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the Enugu East senatorial election. While we strongly condemn the senseless killing of the LP senatorial candidate and others by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, I deeply sympathise with all the bereaved, and urge the security operatives to fish out the perpetrators.
“Any suggestion that the deceased was favoured to win the election is ridiculous to say the least. It is only a party that thrives on deception and social media stunts that would claim it was about defeating a sitting senator and past two-term governor of the state. Indeed, the postponement will allow for a fair contest and for peace to reign in the area.”