The Labour Party (LP) has announced that it will be reviewing the cost of governorship nomination and expression of interest forms for the upcoming Imo governorship election. This decision was made following widespread condemnation from party supporters over the high cost of the forms.
Initially, the party had set the price for both forms at N25 million, a sum that many considered too high. In response, the spokesperson for the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Kenneth Okonkwo, stated that the party is considering reducing the cost to N15 million.
He went on to say that the decision was made after consultations with stakeholders in the party and taking into account the high cost of living in Nigeria, which has been exacerbated by the current APC-led government.
The Labour Party has been positioning itself as a party for working-class Nigerians and has pledged to represent the interests of the people. This move to reduce the cost of nomination forms for the governorship election is seen as a step towards fulfilling that promise.
The spokesperson emphasized the party’s commitment to inclusiveness and carrying Nigerians along in their decision-making processes. He also called on Nigerians to join hands with the party in its mission to bring about a better future for the country.
The Labour Party’s decision to reduce the cost of governorship nomination forms is expected to increase its appeal to a wider range of Nigerians, particularly those who have been disenfranchised by the high cost of politics. The party hopes that this move will help it gain a stronger foothold in the upcoming Imo governorship election