Peter Obi Reacts As LP Refunds N25m Nomination Fee To Deceased Imo Gov Aspirant’s Family
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has hailed the party leadership for promising to refund the nomination and interest form fee to the family of a deceased aspirant from Imo State, Chief Humphrey Anumudu.
Naija News understands that the deceased, Humphrey Anumudu, had purchased the party’s governorship interest form sold for N25 million.
Unfortunately, the governorship aspirant died in his house in Lagos last week Friday after he had returned from the party’s meeting at the party national headquarters in Abuja.
However, the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, has said as a form of empathy and compassion, the party will refund the N25 million nomination fee paid by the deceased to his immediate family.
Abure insisted that empathy is what the opposition party stood for and hence the need to support Anumudu’s family in their trying time.
The chairman stated this on Tuesday during a meeting with the National Assembly-elect members of the party in Abuja.
In a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, Obi commended the party leadership for agreeing to refund the cost of the form to the family of the deceased.
He also hailed the party for agreeing to refund N10m to each of the governorship aspirants that had paid N25 million naira for the governorship form.
The LP flagbearer said the gestures reflect the party’s responsiveness to the yearnings of Nigerians.
He wrote: “I applaud the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Barr. Julius Abure, and the NWC for also agreeing to refund the cost of the form to the family of a deceased aspirant Chief Humphrey Anumudu from Imo State; and also agreeing to refund N10m to each of those that had paid.
“These gestures, reflect the Labour Party’s responsiveness to the yearnings of Nigerians. -PO”