Labour party slashes gov nomination fee From N25m To N15m

Our reporter/ Ahead of the governorship primaries in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states, the Labour Party (LP) on Wednesday said it has slashed the nomination fee for aspirants from N25m to N15m.

Spokesperson for the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Kenneth Okonkwo, who had in a series of tweets Monday, cried out over the N25m governorship nomination fee, describing it as exorbitant made the disclosure in a statement via his Twitter handle.

According to him, the LP had taken note of the suggestions of Nigerians that a party of working-class Nigerians should settle for a nomination fee of no more than N15m for the post of a governor.

The decision, he said, came after due consultation with relevant stakeholders in the party and and taking into consideration the overwhelming interest of Nigerians in the party.

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The LP campaign spokesman highlighted the need to birth a new Nigeria, in view of the prevailing hike in market prices, describing the party as a listening party.

“In line with our avowed disposition to carry Nigerians along in what we do, the Party has decided to review the cost of nomination forms downwards for all positions taking into consideration the suggested amount of N15m for the post of Governor.

“We must move together to salvage our country from incompetent and dishonest leadership of the old order,” he added.


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