APC releases timetable for primaries, fixes prices for nomination forms

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirants for the 2019 election will pay N45million to obtain the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms.

The party’s direct primary to choose its presidential aspirant is slated for September 20.

Emma Ibediro, national organising secretary of the APC, made this known in a schedule and timetable published Tuesday in Abuja.

The schedule lists the various fees that aspirants for all offices will pay and the dates of congresses and primaries for all the elective posts.

For the presidential aspirants, the expression of interest form costs N5million and the nomination form is N40 million.

The APC said there shall be no separate charge for the vice-presidential aspirants and also announced a 50 percent discount for female and physically challenged aspirants, for all positions.

Aspirants for the governorship posts are expected to pay N22.5 million for both expression of interest and nomination forms. While the latter costs N20 million, the expression of interest form costs N2.5 million.

House of assembly aspirants will pay N850,000 while aspirants into the house of representatives are to pay N3.8 million and the senate, N7 million.

Ibediro said the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms for all elective offices would commence on September 5 and end five days later. All forms are expected to be submitted not later than September 12.

The party’s congress will hold on September 12 nationwide to elect delegates for its primaries.

September 13 and 14 have been fixed to hear appeals that may arise from the congress while September 15 to 18 will be for the screening of aspirants that purchased forms.

“All forms are to be collected and submitted on or before Wednesday Sept.12, 2018,” he said.

Appeals that may arise from the screening of aspirants will be heard from September 19 to 20.

Presidential primaries will take place on September 20 while appeal that may arise from the conduct will be heard on September 22.

September 25 has been fixed for the party’s governorship primaries while September 26 to 27 has been fixed for the hearing of appeal that may arise from the conduct.

September 28 to 30 was fixed for the hearing of appeals that may arise from all legislative primaries.

The national convention will take place on October 6 to ratify the party’s candidate for the 2019 presidential election.