The cost of nomination and expression of interest forms for the Labour Party’s candidates for governor in the states of Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo has been set at N15 million naira, the party stated on Tuesday.
According to The PUNCH, this was disclosed by the party national chairman, Julius Abure, while addressing journalists shortly after the political roundtable at Denis Hotel, venue of closed-door meeting between the Party 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi and the LP senators and House of Representatives members-elect in Abuja
It was gathered that in order to encourage more participation, the forms’ original N25 million price tag was reduced to N15 million.
Abure noted that both Obi and the party’s National Working Committee were impressed with the new lawmakers-quality, elect’s readiness to solve concerns, and composition.
He said, “Today, we had a very robust engagement with our senators and House of Representatives members-elect. We agreed that we must always remember the magnanimity of the people who freely gave us their mandate.
“Our members in the National Assembly will make the difference in their conduct, utterance and the quality of legislation.”
Continuing, Abure said that the price of nomination and expression of interest forms for LP governorship candidates interested in running in the off-season elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo will be reduced.
He said, “After considering the complaints and the intervention of our presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, we have reviewed downward our governorship nomination fees, for Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo, we have reduced our nomination fees from N25 million to N15 million for the governorship.
“We have also resolved to return the N25 million nomination fees paid by one of our aspirants in Imo State, Humphrey Anumudu who lost his life last week.”