ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), says the party will refund the N25 million nomination fee paid by a deceased gubernatorial aspirant of the party in Imo State, Humphrey Anumudu, to his family.
Anumudu had purchased the party’s form to contest in the LP primary ahead of the 11 November governorship election in Imo State but died last week.
Abure spoke in Abuja on Tuesday after meeting with National Assembly-Elect members of the party.
The party Chairman also said no newly elected members of the National Assembly under the party will defect to other political parties.
He said the party decided to return the nomination fee to the family of the deceased to show empathy and compassion.
Addressing newsmen, he said: “You will recall that one of our aspirants in Imo State lost his life.
“I am pleased to announce to members of the public and members of the Labour Party family and his immediate family that the party will refund the nomination fee of N25 million that he spent.
“We feel that we need to do this the support the family and show leadership of compassion, of empathy and that is what the Labour Party stands for.”