APC fixes presidential form for 100 million naira, adopts indirect primaries.
Written by News Room on April 20, 2022
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed the cost of its presidential expression of interest and nomination forms at 100 million naira.
The spokesperson of the party, Felix Morka, disclosed this at the end of the emergency NEC on Wednesday at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja. He said the expression of interest form is 30 million naira while the nomination form is 70 million naira.
For governors, the party approved 50 million naira for both nomination and expression of interest, while Senate and House of Representatives aspirants are to pay 20 million naira and 10 million naira respectively, those for states legislative seats are to pay 2 million naira for both forms.
Meanwhile, the NEC made 50 per cent discount for candidates less than 40 years and free tickets for women and persons living with disabilities.
The sales of the party form shall commence on April 23 and primary for the presidential ticket has been scheduled to hold from May 30 to June 1.
Meanwhile the All Progressives Congress will choose its presidential candidate through an indirect primary election. The decision was reached at the party’s 11th National Executive Committee meeting holding at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja.
Among those who will be contesting the APC Presidential primary are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu; the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi; and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
Others in the APC who are rumoured to be nursing Presidential ambitions include Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi; the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, is also considered a contender.
Earlier, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the APC transferred its powers to the National Working Committee (NWC) under the leadership of its National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu for the next 90 days.
National Secretary of APC, Senator Iyiola Omisore told the gathering that Senate President, Ahmed Lawan moved the motion and was seconded by Governor Nasir El-rufai with this, APC NWC will now take decisions that might require the intervention of the NEC meeting.