The Young Progressive Party (YPP) has started sales of Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms ahead of the 2022 Ekiti and Osun governorship elections.
Kayode Fayemi (APC) and Gboyega Oyetola (APC) are incumbent governors of Ekiti and Osun, respectively.
Egbeola Martins, the spokesman for the party, stated on Monday in Abuja that the decision was taken at the party’s 20th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.
“The NEC, after its meeting on Saturday, December 18, considered salient issues and programmes of the party and resolved as follows: the NEC ratified the timetable and schedule of activities ahead of the gubernatorial elections in Ekiti and Osun states,” said Mr Martins. “Commencement of sale of Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms starts from December 20 and ends on January 16 2022.”
He also announced that January 19 was approved for primaries to be held simultaneously in both states, urging interested party members to obtain their forms from the national secretariat.
Mr Martins further stated that the NEC reviewed the just-concluded Anambra governorship election upon a brief verbal report by the Anambra YPP chairman, Moses Obi and requested a more comprehensive written report on the election.
The YPP NEC said the report should be submitted to the national secretariat on or before the end of the first week of February 2022.
This is to enable a more informed decision on the events that led to the undesirable outcome for the party, according to YPP.
Mr Martins added that NEC also endorsed a restructuring of the party’s state chapters to reposition it to remain relevant and be considered as the only credible alternative party in 2023.
Source: Peoples Gazette