One of the notable members and supporters of Mr. Peter Obi and the Labour Party, Hon. Kenneth Okonkwo has reacted to the N25 million tag of the Imo State Labour Party governorship ticket, describing it as uncalled for.
Hon. Okonkwo who described the cost as exorbitant, cited the section of the party’s constitution that frowns at such development.
He said: “It has been brought to our notice that Labour Party is charging N25m as a nomination fee for gubernatorial aspirants. The general public should rest assured that Labour Party will not go the way of the old order. The Party’s Constitution frowns at any action that will constitute a hindrance to the participation of any Nigerian in governance at any level.
“N25m is exorbitant and will not be encouraged. Article 8(h) of the Labour Party Constitution states, “To broaden participation in governance at all levels by ensuring that the costs of the electoral process do not constitute a hindrance to any Nigerian”.
“A new Nigeria is possible and one must continue on that trajectory. The Party will find an acceptable nomination fee for the people of Nigeria.
“We prefer honest and competent leadership to moneybags”
Reacting, Adeyemi Akin reminded Kenneth Okonkwo about his utterances when he left the All Progressives Congress APC to the Labour Party, casting aspersions on his former party and the now President-elect, Bola Tinubu.
Mr. Akin, however, asks Mr. Okonkwo to decamp to another political party that would cater to the interest of the common man.
Akin’s statement below: