By-election: LP pegs form prices

The Labour Party (LP) has released the timetable and the schedule of activities for the February 3, 2024 by-elections.

The party’s action followed the release of the timetable by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on by-elections across the country.

LP’s National Working Committee (NWC) pegged the expression of interest and nomination forms for the Senate at N1.5 million and N3.5 million; the House of Representatives at N1 million and N2 million; the House of Assembly at N100,000 and N500,000.

The party’s National Secretary Umar Ibrahim said the purchase of nomination, expression of interest, and delegates’ forms would be held between December 28 and January 4, 2023, while the submission of the completed forms would end on January 4, 2024.

The party said the primary elections would be held on January 7, 2024.

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, the LP exempted female aspirants and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) from paying the fees for the expression of interest forms only.

The statement reads: “The attention of the leadership of the party has also been drawn to a fake timetable in circulation, released by some expelled fraudulent former members of our party, seeking to defraud unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money through sales of fake forms.

“Just like they did and failed in Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi states’ governorship elections, where some people fell into their trap and were defrauded, we wish to state clearly that the timetable from these fraudsters did not emanate from the Labour Party and that the so-called account number in circulation is not known to the party. We warn that people should disregard the fraudulent group.”



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