The aspirants jostling for various political offices under the Labour Party in Ogun State have started submitting nomination forms, ahead of the party’s primaries.
The Labour Party is considered the fastest growing party in Ogun and is led by a former governor of the state, Gbenga Daniel.
The first set of aspirants who submitted their nomination forms at the party secretariat located at Onikolobo area of Abeokuta, include chairmanship and councillorship aspirants.
Some of those who submitted their forms on Saturday were an Educationist, Adebari Ajayi, a chairmanship aspirant in Remo North Local Government; as well as Kehinde Stephen and Abayomi Oluwaseun who submitted forms to contest as councillors in Ward 1 and Ward 2 of the same local government.
Aspirants for other positions in the party are expected to submit their forms before next weekend when the party is expected to announce the date for its primaries.
The State Chairman of the party, Niyi Osoba, called on members to show keen interest in various offices. He assured that the leadership of the party would provide a level playing ground for all aspirants.
Mr. Osoba also hinted that the Labour Party could merge or align with other opposition parties in Ogun to be able to dislodge the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2015.
He asked members to be willing to make sacrifices to accommodate such a merger.