- 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]