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2015 ELECTION: APC presidential aspirants to pay N27m for Ticket

  • Party begins sales of forms today

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rolled out guidelines for next year’s elec­tion beginning with the sale of its expression of interest forms that commences to­day.

The party’s timetable, which was adopted at the last National Executive Commit­tee (NEC) meeting, stipulated that collection of the forms would close on October 19, while collection of nomination forms would commence the same day and end on Novem­ber 16.

Those aspiring for the presi­dential ticket of the party are expected to pay N27 million for both forms, while incum­bent governors aspiring for a second term will cough out N10.5 million and their coun­terparts aspiring for the tickets for the first time will pay N5.5 million.

In the same vein, the party’s NEC approved indirect prima­ries for the tickets of the party.

For the National Assem­bly, seating senators will pay N5.3 million, while the fresh aspirants will part with N3.3 million. Also, members of the House of Representatives, who intend to return, will pay N3.2 million, while fresh aspi­rants will pay N2.2 million.

For the expression and nomination forms of the party,

fresh aspirants for the state House of Assemblies, fresh aspirants will pay N550, 000, while seating lawmakers are expected to pay N800, 000.

“Members shall vote by se­cret ballot at a special national convention which shall be convened for that purpose, col­lation of results shall be made and the winner announced ac­cordingly,” the party stated.

Also for the governorship primaries, those to vote are all members of the ward ex­ecutive committee from the federal constituency/senato­rial zone, all members of the local government executive committee from the local gov­ernment areas in the state, all members of the state executive committee, and all members of the national executive com­mittee from the state.

The guidelines stated that screening of presidential aspi­rants would commence on No­vember 10 and be concluded on November 12.

Hearing of the appeals will hold on November 13 and 14. The national convention where the presidential candidate of the party will emerge has been scheduled for December 2.

The screening of governor­ship aspirants will commence on November 10 and end on November 12, while appeals will be attended to on Novem­ber 13 and14. The governor­ship primaries will hold on November 15, with consider­ation of the appeals slated for November 18 and 22.

[The Sun]

 

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