The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced sales of expression of Interest and nomination forms for Ekiti and Osun governorship elections at its national secretariat in Abuja.
National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudodehe, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja.
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Akpanudodehe disclosed that while the nomination form would sell for N20 million, the expression of interest form would cost N2.5 million.
He said the announcement followed the party’s approval of the timetable and schedule of activities for the Ekiti and Osun governorship elections.
He, however, added that female and physically challenged aspirants would pay 50 per cent of the approved fees.
He said the party’s approved election timetable and schedule of activities for the election in the two states, was in accordance with the provisions of the amended Electoral Act 2010 and Independent National Electoral Commission guidelines.
The APC scribe said while sales of forms for the Ekiti governorship election began at the party’s national secretariat on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the last day for submission of completed forms and accompanying documents would be on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
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He said screening of aspirants had been scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022.
Akpanudodehe said publication of claims and objections would be on Monday, January 17, 2022, while entertainment of appeals would be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
He said, “Primary election will be on Saturday, January 22, 2022, while election appeal is on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
“For Osun State, a notice of election to the State Chapter will be on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, while the sale of forms will begin at APC National Secretariat on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
“Last day for submission of completed forms for Osun governorship election and accompanying documents at APC national secretariat will be on Friday, February 18, 2022, while screening of aspirants will be February 22, 2022.”
According to the approved election timetable and schedule of activities, the primary election for Osun State would hold on Saturday, March 5, 2022, while the election appeal would be on Thursday, March 10, 2022.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that INEC has fixed June 18, 2022, for the Ekiti governorship election and July 16, 2022, for the same exercise in Osun.
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