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NBA Condems the murder of Barr, Chief Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party Senatorial Candidate

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NBA Condems the murder of Barr, Chief Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party Senatorial Candidate

With shock, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has received the report over the gruesome killing of the Labour Party candidate for Enugu East Senatorial district, Chief Oyibo Chukwu, whose sad event occurred yesterday, 22 February 2023.

 

The widely conveyed (but yet to be officially confirmed) news suggests that Chief Victor Oyibo Chukwu – who was,

until his untimely death, a legal practitioner and past Chairman of NBA Oji River Branch  was shot and his car set

ablaze while returning from his party’s political rally in Agbani Enugu State.

 

NBA Condems the murder of Barr, Chief Oyibo Chukwu, Labour Party Senatorial Candidate

This occurred the same day that the 18 Presidential Candidates and National Chairpersons of the various political parties in Nigeria signed a Peace Pact to ensure “the conduct of free, fair, credible, transparent and verifiable elections cognizant of the need to maintain a peaceful environment before, during and after the 2023 general elections” and “to place national interest above personal and partisan concerns”. Regrettably, this Pact was violated even before the ink was dry.

 

 

The NBA unequivocally condemns the killing of Oyibo Chukwu and the general atmosphere of violence

and desperation plaguing our elections. We commiserate with the Chukwu family, particularly his wife,

children and brother, Mr Arthur Elvis Chukwu, a past Governor of the Eastern Bar Forum, and the good

people of Enugu State on this very tragic event. The entire legal community mourns this painful loss of

one of our own.

 

THE MURDER OF CHIEF OYIBO CHUKWU, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF NBA OJI RIVER BRANCH, LABOUR PARTY SENATORIAL CANDIDATE HIGHLY REGRETTABLE

We call on security agencies to step up to their responsibilities of not just solving murders and other

crimes but preventing such heinous crimes. We also urge the various political parties to stop paying lip

service to the recently signed Peace Pact and call their members and supporters to live by the terms of

the Agreement. We pray that the good Lord will comfort us in this grief.

Yakubu Chonoko MAIKYAU, OON, SAN

NBA President


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