The leadership of the Labour Party has approved an adjustment to the party’s schedule of activities, timetable, and guidelines ahead of the Edo State governorship primary election.
According to the party, the primary election will now take place on the 23rd instead of the 22nd of February 2024, as earlier announced.
This decision was taken after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja on Friday.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, who made this public, explained that the slight adjustment to the timetable also extended the date for the purchase and submission of Expression of Interest and Nomination forms by 24 hours, among others.
He said, “The party, after its National Working Committee meeting held on Friday 9th February 2024, has adjusted by a day the entire timetable, including the dates for the purchase and submission of forms for the delegate elections, deadline for the purchase and submission of the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for the governorship primary election, as well as dates for the appeals.
“The sale of forms, which was earlier slated to end on Saturday, February 10th, is now shifted to Monday, February 12th. The date for the governorship primaries earlier fixed for February 22nd will now hold on the 23rd of February.
“Similarly, the leadership of the party has adjusted the guidelines for the emergence of the party candidate for the election.
“While two delegates will emerge from each of the 192 political wards in the state, the leadership of the party increased the number of local government delegates from five to seven persons in all 18 LGAs.
“In taking this decision, the party, having listened to submissions from the various stakeholders of the party, including the members of the National Assembly, elders, and leaders of the party in the state, agreed to increase the number of delegates to ensure more participation and democratisation of the exercise.
“The party pledges that it would ensure a level playing ground for all aspirants, even as it insists that it would not in any way interfere in the process leading to the emergence of its flag bearer.”