The Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Wednesday announced the commencement of the sales of its expression of interest and nomination forms to interested aspirants in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election which commenced on Monday.
This was contained in a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Abuja by the party’s Deputy National Chairman, Dr Abdul Isiaq Ahmed, after a special audience with a group of politicians from Taraba State who visited the party headquarters to express their intention to join the party along with several others in the state.
According to the deputy national chairman, both the expression of interest and nomination forms, which would be sold together, would cost N2 million.
He stated that returning of forms would close on or before August 3.
He pointed out that screening of aspirants would take place next week Wednesday while the governorship primaries would hold in Akure, Ondo State capital, on August 20.
According to the statement, the deputy national chairman had earlier expressed the party’s delight at the resolve of the visiting Taraba politicians to join the SDP.
He was quoted as assuring the delegates of equal opportunity and the continuous operation of the rules of law which had been the guiding principles in the conducts of the SDP affairs.