Edo Guber: Only state leadership authorised to sell delegate forms – LP


By Tom Okpe

Leadership of the Labour Party, (LP) has been inundated with inquiries on the format for the sale of forms for the delegate elections for the Edo State party Governorship Primaries, clarifying that only state leadership are authorised to sell delegate forms.

The party, according to its National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh in a statement on Monday, declared that the LP has since released its guidelines for both the delegates and primary election for the state in line with the party constitution and electoral act.

He said: “As already stated, forms for the Ward and Local Government delegates are to be sold exclusively by the State working Committee of the party, while the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms are to be sold at the National Headquarters of the party in Abuja.

“We encourage our aspirants and delegate hopefuls to abide by the rules as clearly stated in our guidelines. The party will not condone any disrespect to the laid down rules of the party and will not fail to sanctions any member who chose to disregard this simple rule.”

Ifoh stated that Section 3 of the Guidelines for the conduct of Congresses to elect delegates for Edo Governorship election, 2024 on the Sale of Form states clearly that; “An aspirant who desires to contest delegate election at the Ward or, Local Government Area, (LGA) level, Congresses shall first purchase Delegate Form at the State Secretariat of the Party which shall be monitored by the electoral committee of the state under the direct leadership of at least, one National Officer assigned from the National Headquarters of the party.

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“Delegate forms for the ward delegates shall be sold for the cost of five thousand Naira only, (5,000.00)

“Delegate forms for Local Government delegates shall be sold for Ten thousand Naira only, (10,000,00)

“Forms shall be made available without restriction to every aspirant who desires to contest as delegate with proof of payment.”

Also, Section 4 states that, ‘On completion of the form, the aspirant shall return same to the State Secretariat of the Party.”

Meanwhile, the party will today, Monday at 6pm conclude the sale of Ward and Local Government delegate forms as well as the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for the State Primary election.

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