The Labour Party has said only the state leadership is authorised to sell delegate forms for the Edo State party governorship primaries.
A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiorah Ifoh, said the Labour Party 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 stated that 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.
The party warned that it will not condone any disrespect to the laid down rules and will not fail to sanction any member who chooses to disregard this simple rule.
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 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 Labour Party.
“Delegate forms for the ward delegates shall be sold for the cost of Five Thousand Naira only (N5,000.00).
“Delegate forms for local government delegates shall be sold for Ten Thousand Naira only (N10,000,00).
“Forms shall be made available without restriction to every aspirant who desires to contest as delegate with proof of payment.”
Section 4 also states that “On completion of the form, the aspirant shall return the same to the State Secretariat of the Party”, the statement read.
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 Edo primary election.