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APC governorship aspirants in Kogi, Bayelsa to cough out N22.5m for forms

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Ahead of the governorship election coming up later this year in Balyesa and Kogi states, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that aspirants would pay N20 million for nomination form and N2.5 million for expression of interest form. This was disclosed Tuesday even as the party announced Thursday, August 29 for its primaries.

The Independent National Electoral Comission (INEC) has scheduled November 12 for the gubernatorial election in the two states.
In a statement by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro, the party also hinted that it will commence the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms on Wednesday, July 10 at the party national secretariat in Abuja.

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According to Ibediro, aspirants are expected to pay N20 million for nomination form and N2.5 million for expression of interest form.

He added that female aspirant and the physically challenged who wish to contest the election in the two states are expected to pay 50 per cent of the prescribed fees while the payment is to be made to the designated bank accounts of the party.

The sale of nomination form is expected to close on Tuesday, August 20 while submission of the form will close on Wednesday, August 21.

However, all aspirants from the two states are said to be screened on Thursday, August 22 and appeals arising from the screening taken the following day while appeals arising from the primary election will hold on Monday, September 2.

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