APC charges N22.5m fee for aspiring governors in Edo, Ondo

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says that all aspiring governors in the states of Edo and Ondo will pay N22.5 million as part of the requirements to run for elections in the states on September 19 and October 10.

In a calendar released in Abuja on Wednesday, APC national organizing secretary Emma Ibediro said the party would start the primaries by selling nomination and expression forms of interest to aspiring government officials.

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According to Ibediro, the sale of forms to aspirants to the Edo government will start from May 20 to June 2, while that of the State of Ondo will be from June 11 to July 1, 2020.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) determined in February the election of the governor in Edo for September 19, while that of the State Ondo was scheduled for October 10.

The party organizing scribe said the forms for each aspirant in the two states had been set at N22.5 million.

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According to him, this includes N2.5 million for the expression of interest form and N20 million for the nomination form.

“There will be no separate charge for the deputy.

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"Female aspirants and aspirants for physical problems will pay 50% of the prescribed fees for each position," he said.

Ibediro said that all payments will be made to the party's bank account.

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the party's Edo government primary will be held on June 22, while the Ondo State primary will be held on July 20 (NAN)

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