Ondo 2016: APC aspirants to pay N5.5m for forms

…As party releases timetable for primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday released the time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the party’s 2016 governorship primaries in Ondo State.

The party’s National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, who made the announcement in a statement, noted that the announcement was in line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines and party guidelines.

He also said that governorship nomination forms would be sold at N5million while intending aspirants were expected to pay N500,000 to pick expression of interest form, while forms were free for female aspirants.

According to the time-table and schedule of activities, sale of forms would commence at the party’s national secretariat from Tuesday, July 19 to Friday, August 5.

He equally added that last day for submission of completed forms was Monday, August 8 at the APC national secretariat, while screening of aspirants would be conducted in Abuja from Tuesday, August 9 to Friday, August 12.

The primaries, according to him, would hold on August 27.

The election appeal would hold from August 29 to September 1.

Meanwhile, no fewer than 50 aspirants have shown interest in picking the party’s ticket for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.