The All Progressives Congress (APC) has pegged the cost of nomination and expression of interest forms for all aspirants for the Edo State Governorship run at N5.5 million.
The state’s governorship election is slated for September 10, 2016.
The National Organising Secretary of the party, Osita Izunaso, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday, May 10, while addressing newsmen.
He said the the nomination form will cost N5 million while the expression of interest form is fixed at N500,000.00.
However, Izunaso said female aspirants will be given the forms free of charge.
He also added that in line with the Electoral Act and the party guidelines, the party has approved the timetable for the governorship primaries in Edo state.
“We will start on Monday, May 16 with a stakeholders meeting in Abuja. By Tuesday, May 17, the sale of forms will commence. That will be available until June 3, 2016.
“By June 6, we expect all the aspirants who obtained the forms to have filled them and submitted the forms at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja,” he said.
He said from June 8 to 12, the screening exercise for all aspirants will be conducted.
“If there are issues arising from the screening exercise, the Appeal Committee will look at them from Monday, June 13 to June 15. The governorship primary election will hold in Benin City on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The Election Appeal Committee will hold its sittings between Monday, June 20 and June 23, 2016,” Izunaso said.
The scribe also stated that due to the crisis that appear to mar the process in the state, the national headquarters has set up a fact-finding and reconciliation committee.
He said the committee has two weeks to finish their job, which commenced on Monday, May 9.
He also said the committee will move to Benin on Wednesday and are expected to round off by next week.
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