Gunmen kill Labour Party candidate in Imo

Gunmen kill Labour Party candidate in Imo

For the second time in a fortnight, the Imo state chapter of the Labour Party has lost another candidate for Imo State House of Assembly in the 2023 general elections.

This time, gunmen on Friday reportedly killed the party’s candidate for Onuimo Local Government Area, Mr. Christopher Elehu.

Last Tuesday, Louis Chukwunonye Irouno, the party’s candidate for Okigwe state constituency, slumped and died few hours after he was billed to compere at the state rally of the party’s presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.

The suspected gunmen were said to have struck in the early hours of Friday, shooting for over two hours.

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It was gatherrd that apart from killing him, the gunmen also set his country home ablaze and destroyed his property including a motorcycle.

The gunmen, who were on the rampage, were said to have visited the houses of other politicians in the area but they did not meet them.

A source said, “Gunmen have murdered Elehu, popularly known as Wasco who was the Labour Party candidate in Onuimo Local Government Area. They invaded his house when everybody had gone to sleep and shot for over two hours.”

The Police Public Relations Officer CSP Michael Abattam, could not be reached for comments.

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