Following the announcement Edo State’s Governorship elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that all governorship aspirants in Edo and Ondo State is to pay the sum of N22.5 million as part of the requirements for contesting the elections on Sept. 19 and Oct. 10.
In a timetable released in Abuja on Wednesday, APC National Organising Secretary Emma Ibediro said that the party would begin the primaries on July 22 with the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms to the governorship aspirants while that of Ondo will hold on July 20.
According to Ibediro, the sale of forms to Edo governorship aspirants will begin from May 20 to June 2, while that of Ondo State will be from June 11 to July 1, 2020.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had in February, fixed the governorship election in Edo for Sept. 19, while that of Ondo State was fixed for Oct. 10.
The party’s organising scribe said that the forms for each aspirant in both states had been fixed at N22.5 million.
According to him, this includes N2.5 million for expression of interest form and N20 million for the nomination form.
“There shall be no separate charge for the deputy.
“Female aspirants and physically challenged aspirants will pay 50 per cent of the prescribed fees for each position,” he said.
Ibediro said that all payments would be made into the party’s bank account