…Crashes fees for others to encourage popular participation
.. House of Assembly N350.000, Reps N700.000
With the preparations for the 2023 general elections climbing the crucial stage, the Zenith Labour Party said it has slashed the cost of participation in the electoral process to encourage credible Nigerians who are popular but hindered by high nomination fees charged by the other political parties to also participate.
The ZLP to this end announced that Nigerian youths, women and people living with disabilities who are desirous of contesting in the 2023 elections will be given nomination forms for any of the elective offices for free of charge.
In a release issued by the party’s National Secretary, Comrade Yahaya Makama, the party said the National Working Committee, NWC, of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, after its meeting Thursday approved the sale of Nomination forms to prospective aspirants and to make it affordable to youths, women and People living with Disabilities.
He said, “The reduction of the nomination fees is to allow credible Nigeria’s who are popular but hindered by high nomination fees charged by Political Parties. They now have the opportunity to use a platform that is pocket friendly in their quest to serve. Youths, women and people living with Disabilities are to obtain their Nominations forms for Free.
“The Zenith Labour Party is a Gender-sensitive Political Party and we believe in the inclusiveness of women and youths in the governance of the Country. Women and youths now have a very good opportunity to actualize their political dreams.
“We should all move away from the social media Politics to practical grassroots politics to enable us to bring the positive change that we all desire in our country.”
The party however fixed the State Assembly for N350,000, House of Representatives for N700,000 and Senate N2,000,000.
Other categories of forms include N23 million and N12 million for Expression of Interest and Nomination Form for the Presidential and Governorship offices respectively.