APGA fixes June 30 for primaries

THE All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Wednesday said election to determine its candidate in the forthcoming governorship poll in Edo State would be conducted on June 30.

The National Director of Publicity of the party, Mr Ifeanacho Ogbuejiofor, made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

Ogbuejiofor said that the party fixed the date for the primaries following the timetable for the election recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He, however, said that only one person had so far bought the expression of interest and nomination form of the party for the primaries.

He maintained that APGA would participate in the election, adding that the party would cooperate with INEC to conduct credible poll.

Ogbuejiofor disclosed that the cost of the nomination form for the election was N6 million.

NAN reported that Mr Osaro Onaiwu, immediate past Director-General of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, obtained APGA’s nomination form for the Edo election on Tuesday in Abuja.