APC to sell Presidential form for 45 million naira 

Aanya Igomu, Abuja


Nigeria’s governing party; the All Progressives Congress (APC) has resolved to sell its Presidential nomination forms for the 2019 General Election in the country for forty five million naira (45,000,000).

It was contained in the party’s schedule of activities for the 2019 general election released in Abuja by the APC National Organising Secretary, Mr Emma Ibediro

The Schedule also revealed that presidential primaries would hold on September 20 while October 6 has been fixed for the APC Presidential National Convention to ratify and elect the Presidential candidate.

Mr Ibediro said in line with the provisions of the party’s guidelines for the conduct of its primaries for the 2019 General Election as approved by the APC National Executive Committee (NEC), the National Working Committee (NWC) came up with the schedule.

The schedule also revealed that there would be no separate charge for the deputy, adding that female and physically challenged aspirants shall however pay 50% of the prescribed fees for each position.

Also in the schedule, the cost of the forms for governorship position would be 22,500,000 Naira.

The total cost for the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for the House of Assembly would be N850,000.00 while that of the House of Representatives and the Senate would be N3,850,000.00 and N7,000,000.00 respectively.

The sales of Nomination and Expression of Interest forms for all elective offices would commence on September 5-10, while the party’s congress would hold on September 12 nationwide to elect delegates for its primaries.

September 13-14 has also been fixed to hear appeals that may arise from the congress, while September 15-18 would be for screening of aspirants that purchased forms.

September 25, is for the party’s governorship primaries while September 26-27, had also been fixed as a day for hearing appeals that may arise from the conduct.

September 28- 30 has been fixed for hearing of appeals that may arise from all legislative primaries.

All interested aspirants for Presidential, Governorship, Senate and House of Representatives elections are to purchase their forms from the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Meanwhile interested aspirants for State House of Assembly are to purchase their forms at their respective State party secretariat or the National Secretariat.

Also all payments for forms should be made in full and directly into the designated bank accounts of the party.