The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the dates for its primaries.
September 20, 2018 has been chosen as the date for the party’s presidential primaries. The party’s presidential aspirants for the 2019 election will pay 45million naira to obtain the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms.
The schedule and agenda was released on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Abuja by Emma Ibediro, national organising secretary of the APC.
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.
For the presidential aspirants, the expression of interest form costs 5million naira and the nomination form is 40 million naira.
The APC said there shall be no separate charge for the vice-presidential aspirants and also announced a 50 percent discount for female and physically challenged aspirants, for all positions.
Aspirants for the governorship posts are expected to pay 22.5 million naira for both expression of interest and nomination forms. While the latter costs 20 million naira, the expression of interest form costs 2.5 million naira.
House of assembly aspirants will pay 850,000 naira while aspirants into the house of representatives are to pay 3.8 million naira and the senate, 7 million naira.
According to Ibediro, the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms for all elective offices would commence on September 5 and end five days later. All forms are expected to be submitted not later than September 12.
The party’s congress will hold on September 12 nationwide to elect delegates for its primaries.
September 13 and 14 have been fixed to hear appeals that may arise from the congress while September 15 to 18 will be for the screening of aspirants that purchased forms.
“All forms are to be collected and submitted on or before Wednesday Sept.12, 2018”.
Appeals that may arise from the screening of aspirants will be heard from September 19 to 20.
Presidential primaries will take place on September 20 while appeal that may arise from the conduct will be heard on September 22.
September 25 has been fixed for the party’s governorship primaries while September 26 to 27 has been fixed for the hearing of appeal that may arise from the conduct.
September 28 to 30 was fixed for the hearing of appeals that may arise from all legislative primaries.
The national convention will take place on October 6 to ratify the party’s candidate for the 2019 presidential election.