Labour Party slashes governorship nomination fees from N25 million to N15 million

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The Labour Party stated on Tuesday that the cost of nomination and expression of interest forms for its governorship candidates interested in running in the off-season elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo states would be N15 million naira.

To encourage more participation, the fee of the forms was reduced from N25 million to N15 million.

Julius Abure, the party’s national chairman, revealed this to journalists shortly after the political roundtable at the Denis Hotel in Abuja, which hosted a closed-door meeting between Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi and LP senators and House of Representatives members-elect.

It was reported that stern-looking security agents were stationed at each entrance to the site and were seen frisking participants and guests arriving for the event.

As bystanders and residents in the area observed the politicians stroll into the venue with their orderlies, the heavy flow of both human and vehicular traffic caused some consternation.

However, when Obi arrived for the gathering, the atmosphere was charged, with many party supporters screaming ‘Peter Obi’ and ‘Ellu P.’

The meeting, which was meant to fine-tune strategies ahead of the inauguration of legislators for the 10th National Assembly, did not begin at 12 noon as planned.

Abure stated that both Obi and the party’s National Working Committee were pleased with the new lawmakers-elect’s quality, readiness to address issues, and composition.

“Today, we had a very robust engagement with our senators and House members-elect,” he said. We agreed that we must always remember the generosity of the people who gave us their authority freely.

“Our National Assembly members will make a difference in their conduct, words, and the quality of legislation.”

Continuing, Abure declared a reduction in the cost of nomination and statement of interest forms for LP governorship candidates interested in running in the off-season elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo.

“After considering the complaints and the intervention of our presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, we have reviewed downward our governorship nomination fees, and for Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo, we have reduced our nomination fees for the governorship from N25 million to N15 million.”

“We have also resolved to return the N25 million nomination fees paid by one of our Imo State aspirants, Humphrey Anumudu, who died last week.”

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