Presidential aspirants for the 2019 election in the All Progressives Congress will pay N45million to obtain the party’s Expression of Interest and Nomination forms, to stand a chance of contesting in the direct primary slated for 20 September.
Emma Ibediro, the National Organising Secretary of the APC revealed this in a schedule and timetable published Tuesday night 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. It was approved by both the National Working Committee and the National Executive Committee of the party.
For the presidential aspirants, the Expression of Interest form costs N5million and the Nomination form N40 million.
The APC said there shall be no separate charge for the vice-presidential aspirants and also announced a 50 per cent discount for female and physically challenged aspirants, for all positions.
Aspirants for the governorship posts would pay N22.5 million for both expression of Interest and the Nomination forms. While the latter costs N20 million, the expression of interest form costs N2.5 million.
House of Assembly aspirants would pay N850,000.00.
Aspirants into the House of Representatives would pay N3.8million and the Senate N7million.
Ibediro said the sale of Nomination and Expression of Interest forms for all elective offices would commence on 5 Sept and end 10 September. All forms are expected to be submitted not later than 12 September.
The party’s congress would hold on Sept.12 nationwide to elect delegates for its primaries.
Sept.13-14 has also been fixed to hear appeals that may arise from the congress, while Sept.15-18 would be for screening of aspirants that purchased forms.