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Published On: Thu, Sep 20th, 2018

Zenith Labour party unveils pocket-friendly nomination fees to aspirants

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By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja

Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), one of newly registered political parties, said it has endorsed a pocket-friendly policy towards the purchase of expression of interest and nomination forms in order to give teeth to the aspirations of Not-Too-Young-To-Run Act.
In a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Segun Jones, the party fixed its Expression of Interest and Nomination forms as follows: State House of Assembly: N100,000.00 and N400,000.00, while House of Representatives forms are N200,000 and N800,000.00 respectively.
The Senate aspirants will part with a total of N2 million, Governorship N6 million and Presidential N12 million.
Commenting on the development, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Zayyan Aliyu, said that the party took the decision in the best interest of aspirants, stressing that those under 30 years of age, including women and people living with disability are exempted from paying for nomination forms.
“Our party, relying on its fundamental principle of fairness to all as well as the need to allow every Nigerian express their political will have decided that it would be a big burden on aspirants to charge ridiculous fees at this period of national adversity when many Nigerians can hardly afford three square meals a day,” Zayyan said.

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