Edo gov poll: LP sets aspirants form fee at N30m

Labour Party, LP, has fixed its governorship form fees for the Edo state election at N30milion, comprising expression of interest form, N5million, and nomination form, N25million.

It also approved indirect primary election at the Ward and Local Government to elect the party’s flag bearer.

LP National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh in a statement on Wednesday, said:

“Arising from the meeting of the National Working Committee, NWC, of LP, held on January 16, under the chairmanship of Julius Abure, the leadership of the party took a far reaching decisions as regards the guidelines for the conduct of congress/primaries to elect candidates for Edo State gubernatorial election.

“They include: NWC approved the sale of forms to every interested aspirants from the state, who are Nigerians and indigene or resident in the state.

“NWC approved that the Fees for Expression of Interest shall be N5million, while the Nomination Form shall be N25million.

“NWC approved the commencement of the sale and submission of Expression of Interest and the Nomination Forms to be between January 25, and February 11, 2024.

“It exempted female aspirants from paying for expression of interest form only.

“NWC approved Indirect Primary election wherein a Ward and Local Government congresses shall hold to elect the flag bearer.

READ ALSO: N3bn to verify register of poor can only happen in Nigeria -Peter Obi

“NWC also approved February 14, for Screening of Aspirants; February 22, for primary election; February 23, for resolution of dispute or appeal arising from the primaries, if any.

“NWC appreciated the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which carried out its verification duty earlier in the day and for also commending the leadership of the party for complying with INEC’s rules and regulations.

“The NWC passed a vote of confidence on its National Chairman, Mr. Julius Abure for effectively piloting the affairs of the party and giving it a proper direction.

“It noted the milestone the party achieved in the recent general election where it won as many as one governorship, seven Senate, 34 House of Representatives and numerous states House of Assembly seats.

“It regretted that the number depleted after losing some seats through the courts while also hoping to gain more seats in the coming days through rerun elections.

“The NWC also pledged its loyalty to the national leader and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi for his commitment to the party in spite of the electoral robbery witnessed in the country recently,” the statement added.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *