Peter Obi hails Labour Party for reducing Imo governorship nomination fee from N25m to N15m

Peter Obi

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party Peter Obi has applauded the party’s national leadership for reducing the nomination fees for governorship aspirants to N15 million from N25 million.

The party’s national chairman Julius Abure announced the reduction on Tuesday, stating that nomination fees for the off-circle governorship elections in Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo states would now be N15 million.

Abure said that the decision was reached after consulting with Obi and the party’s elected lawmakers following complaints about the high cost of nomination fees.

Reacting to this on Twitter, Mr Obi said on Tuesday that the gesture projects the party as one that listens to Nigerians.

He said, “I thank the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barr. Julius Abure, and the NWC for heeding to my appeal, and reviewing the nomination fee for the governorship form downwards to N15m.

“I applaud them for also agreeing to refund the cost of the form to the family of a deceased aspirant Chief Humphrey Anumudu from Imo State; and also agreeing to refund N10m to each of those that had paid.

“These gestures, reflect Labour Party’s responsiveness to the yearnings of Nigerians.”