The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure says the party will refund to the family of a deceased governorship aspirant in Imo State, Humphrey Anumudu, the sum of N25 million being money paid by him as nomination fee.
Chief Abure announced this during a chat with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.
He was speaking shortly after meeting with nely-elected lawmakers of the Labour Party. He told them that the party decided to return the nomination fee to the deceased’s family to show empathy and compassion.
he said: “You will recall that one of our aspirants in Imo State lost his life. I am pleased to inform the public and LP members and his immediate family that the party will refund the nomination fee of N25 million that he spent.”
Mr Anumudu had bought the party’s form to contest the primary ahead of the State governorship election in November but died last week.
Meanwhile, the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has praised the party leadership for promising to refund the nomination and interest form fee to the family of late Chief Anumudu.
Reacting via his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, Mr Obi also praised the party for agreeing to refund N10 million to each governorship aspirant who paid N25 million for the nomination form.
The LP presidential flag-bearer said the gestures reflected the party’s responsiveness to the aspirations 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.