TECHNOCRAT MEDIA, Akure
The ruling All Progressives Congress says it has commenced the sales of expression of interest and nomination forms in preparations for the 2023 general elections.
The party said the House of Representatives positions will cost N3,850,000.
For House of Assembly positions, APC aspirants are to pay N850,000.
The ruling added that female aspirants and physically challenged aspirants are to get 50% discount on the prescribed fees for each position.
The statement was in a document containing the approved timetable and schedule of activities for the concurrent legislative bye-elections in four states, signed by Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, the party’s national secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
INEC on Friday has announced bye-elections in Cross River State (Ogoja/Yala Federal Constituency and Akpabuyo state Constituency); Imo State (Ngor-Okpala state Constituency); Ondo State (Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency); Plateau State (Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency and Pankshin South State Constituency).
The APC’s schedule of activities include;
Notice of Election to the State Chapter – Tuesday 18th January 2022
- Sale of Forms (APC National Secretariat) – Tuesday 18th January 2022
- Last Day for Submission of Completed Forms and accompanying documents (APC National Secretariat) – Monday 24th January 2022
- Screening of Aspirants – Wednesday 26th January 2022
- Publication of claims and objections – Friday 28th January 2022
- Screening Appeals – Sunday 30th January 2022
- PRIMARY ELECTION – Tuesday 1st February 2022
- Election Appeal – Thursday 3rd February 2022
Governors of the party had met behind closed doors at the Kebbi Governors Lodge in Abuja on Sunday to deliberate on the contentious national convention.
The convention is expected to take place in February but a date is yet to be announced.
“We discussed our upcoming convention which you may recall I had cause to address the press after we visited President Buhari in November 2021 where the President and the party agreed that the convention would take place in February,” Chairman of the forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu, said at the end of the meeting.
“We are one group of stakeholders in the party and our party respects institutions. The appropriate organ of the party that will announce a date for the national convention is the CECPC.”