2023: APC Picks Date To Hold Presidential, Governorship Primaries

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly picked dates to hold its presidential and governorship primary elections.

It was gathered that the APC picked May 30 and 31 for its presidential primary election while it fixed May 23 for the governorship primary.

Furthermore, the party also fixed the primary elections for states’ houses of assembly for May 11, the house of representatives will take place on May 16 while senatorial districts will hold on May 18.

The dates were revealed in a letter addressed to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu in which the APC notified the electoral umpire of its plans.

The letter which was sighted by a ThisDay correspondent was signed by the APC National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore.

“This serves as a formal notification, pursuant to the provisions of Section 85 of the Electoral Act 2010 as amended. Kindly arrange for your officials to monitor the exercise accordingly. While hoping to receive your cooperation, please accept the assurances of my highest esteem,” the letter reads.

Further information as gathered from the report also has it that the APC would commence the sale of forms for the various elective positions on April 22 and end on May 7.

The APC expression of interest form for the states’ houses of assembly will cost N500,000, while the nomination form will cost N1,500,000.

For the house of representatives seats, the expression of interest form will cost N1 million and the nomination form will cost N4 million, while aspirants vying for senatorial seats will pay N2 million for the expression form and N8 million for the nomination form.

For governorship seats, the expression of interest form will cost N5 million and N25 million for the nomination form. For the presidential position, the expression of interest form will cost N5 million, while the nomination form is fixed for N40 million.

It will be recalled Naija News had earlier reported that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed April 20 for its first National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting under the Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC).

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