Nigeria, Feb. 24 -- The Enugu East Senatorial District Election has been rescheduled to hold on 11th March alongside the Governorship and States Houses of Assembly elections, the electoral commission, INEC, has said.

The election, like other senatorial elections, was scheduled to hold tomorrow, 25 February.

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, announced the postponement at a briefing in Abuja on Friday.

The postponement is due to the killing of the senatorial candidate of the Labour Party, Oyibo Chukwu, on Wednesday, he said.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Chukwu was killed on Wednesday evening alongside five supporters who were inside his vehicle.

Mr Yakubu said campaign in the senator...