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APC Pegs Presidential Forms At N100m As Party Adopts Indirect Primaries

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday after its meeting announced that it has fixed the cost of its presidential expression of interest and nomination forms at N100 million.

The party spokesperson, Felix Morka, made this known at the end of the emergency meeting of the NEC at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

He stated that the expression of interest form is N30 million while the nomination form will cost N70 million.

For the governorship ticket, the party approved N50 million for both nomination and expression of interest forms, while Senate and House of Representatives aspirants are to pay N20 million and N10 million respectively.

Aspirants for state legislative seats are to pay N2 million for both forms.

Mr Morka said the sales of the forms shall commence on April 23.

The cost of presidential forms of the APC for the 2023 elections is miles apart from the nomination forms of the main opposition party, PDP, whose expression of interest and nomination forms are fixed at N5 million and N35 million, respectively.

Also, NEC fixed the presidential primary election to hold from May 30 to June 1 while the governorship primaries will be held on May 18, State House of Assembly, May 20; House of Representatives, May 22; and Senate, May 24.

It also fixed the deadline for submission of forms for May 10.

Furthermore, aspirants are to be screened as follows; May 12 for State Houses of Assembly and governors, May 13 for the House of Representatives and Senatorial aspirants and May 14 for presidential aspirants.

Presidential aspirants have May 14 for publication of claims and objections while May 23 was fixed for appeals.

In the case of governorship and states legislative seats, May 13 and 14 were fixed for the publication of objections and appeals, respectively. Aspirants for federal legislative seats will have May 14 for publication of objections and May 17 for appeals.

Mr Morka said NEC adopted indirect primaries, which means that delegates will decide the flag bearers of the party-state congresses and national convention.

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