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Labour Party Announces Guidelines For Election OF Delegates and Guber Primaries In Imo State

The Chairman of the Management Committee of Labour Party in Imo, Prof Ukachukwu Awuzie has made public guidelines for the election of party delegates for the Guber primaries slated to take place on the 15th of April, 2023.


Prof Awuzie announced this during a media interaction with pressmen yesterday after a meeting with members of the management committee at the state secretariat of the party. 


Prominent item in the guidelines stipulates the use of three key members of the party to conduct the Congress for transparency and rancour free exercise: 'The Ward Secretary, Ward woman leader and one member of the obedient support groups will form the electoral team to conduct the delegate election in each ward'.

Responding to journalists, who wanted to know how the party can determine true delegates, considering plethora of lists flying around the State, the academic giant and consummate technocrat, Prof Ukachukwu Awuzie asserted: 'delegates are members of our party, who will emerge after our Congress, which is carefully designed to be highly democratic '.


Speaking on the process that will guarantee transparency and reliable democratic practices during the Congress and gubermatorial primary, Prof Awuzie said his committee has succeeded in ensuring that no LGA chairman would oversea the Congress election in his local government as they have all been transferred to different LGAs. 


Released guidelines from the party outlines the following:


GUIDELINES FOR THE ELECTIONS OF DELEGATES FOR GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARIES


1. Eligibility:

All Party members interested in being elected as delegates are required to collect nomination forms for completion and return to the Party not later than 4pm April 9th.


2. Mode of Election

The election shall be conducted using the Option A4 wherein Party members are expected to line up behind the candidate of their choice.


3. Venue for the Delegates Election:

The election in each ward shall be held in the INEC Ward Collation Centre.


4. CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS: DETAILS


A. The Ward Secretary. Ward woman leader and one member of the obedient support groups will form the electoral team to conduct the delegate election in each ward.

 


B. They will liase with the Ward Chairman who is the host, to ensure transparently free , fair and credible process.


C) The votes will be counted and the process recorded.


D. At the end of the successful exercise, the chairman and secretary who conducted the election will forward the result to the office of the State Chairman management committee.


E. All members of the party are directed to comply with the above directives and ensure maximum support to the chairman and the secretary.



Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie.

Chairman Management Committee.


Other members of the Management committee present at the press brief were the secretary of the management committee, Hon Nneka Igwe Onwudiwe, Engr Stanley Ukagah, Val Igwebuike, Dr Chinyere Okpala among others.

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