All aspirants jostling for the sole governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo and Ondo states will pay N22.5 million as part of the requirements for contesting in the states’ governorship elections on Sept 19 and Oct 10.
This was contained in a timetable released in Abuja, Wednesday, by the APC National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro, who said that said that the party would begin the primaries with the sale of nomination and expression of interest, EoI, forms to the governorship aspirants.
Ibediro said that the sale of EoI and nomination forms to aspirants for the Edo governorship race will begin from May 20 to June 2, while that of Ondo state will be commence on June 11 and end July 1, 2020.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had in February, fixed the governorship election in Edo for September 19, and Ondo State fixed for October 10; a development which it also reiterated yesterday.
APC Organising Secretary said that the forms for each aspirant in both states had been fixed at N22.5 million; which include N2.25 million for the EoI and N20 million for the nomination forms respectively.
Ibediro said, “There shall be no separate charge for the deputy. Female aspirants and physically challenged aspirants will pay 50 per cent of the prescribed fees for each position,” adding that all payments would be made into the party’s bank account.
Primary elections for the Edo governorship ticket will hold on June 22, while that of Ondo State is scheduled for July 20.