The party’s action followed the release of the timetable by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on by-elections across the country.
LP’s National Working Committee (NWC) decided on the amount to be paid for both nomination and expression of interest form by aspirants.
The party’s National Secretary Umar Ibrahim said the purchase of nomination, expression of interest and delegates’ forms would hold between December 28 and January 4, 2023, while the submission of the completed forms would end on January 4, 2024.
The party said the primary elections would hold on January 7, 2024.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, the LP exempted female aspirants and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) from paying the fees for the expression of interest forms only.
The statement reads: “The attention of the leadership of the party has also been drawn to a fake timetable in circulation, released by some expelled fraudulent former members of our party, seeking to defraud unsuspecting members of the public of their hard-earned money through sales of fake forms.
“Just like they did and failed in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states’ governorship elections, where some people fell into their trap and were defrauded, we wish to state clearly that the timetable from these fraudsters did not emanate from the Labour Party and that the so-called account number in circulation is not known to the party. We warn that people should disregard the fraudulent group.”
“The forms for the by-election can be obtained at the office of the National Organising Secretary at the LP national headquarters at 2 IBM Haruna Street, Utako, Abuja, where the proper accounts belonging to the party and other vital information regarding the coming elections will be made available to the aspirants and members of the public…”