APC: Presidential aspirants to pay N45m, party releases timetable for primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for its primaries ahead of the general elections in 2019.

The party made the announcement in a statement by its National Organising Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Ibediro.

APC National Working Committee explained that the schedule was in line with the party’s guidelines for the conduct of primaries for the forthcoming polls as approved by its National Executive Committee (NEC).

The presidential primary is scheduled to hold on September 20 while governorship primaries will be conducted on September 25.

According to the timetable, members of the party aspiring to contest for the presidency are to pay N40m and N5m for the nomination and expression of interest forms respectively.

Similarly, governorship aspirants will pay N22.5m for the forms while the those vying for the Senate, House of Representatives, and House of Assembly seats are to purchase the forms for N7m, N3.85m, and N850,000 respectively.

The APC said all payments should be made in full directly into its designated bank accounts.

The sale of forms will be followed by the APC Nationwide Congresses to elect delegates for other primaries.

However, the presidential primary will be decided by the direct system as adopted at the party’s NEC meeting.

See the schedule released by the APC below;

SCHEDULE / TIMETABLE OF ACTIVITIES

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in line with the provisions of our Party’s Guidelines for the conduct of Party Primaries for the 2019 General Elections as approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) announces the commencement of our Nomination process as follows;

S/N

DATE

EVENT

ACTIVITY

1.

Wednesday 5th – Monday 10th September, 2018

Sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for Elective Offices

Sale of Forms to Aspirants for all Elective Offices

2.

Wednesday 12th September, 2018

Nationwide Congresses

To elect Delegates

3.

Thursday 13th – Friday 14th September, 2018

Appeals

Appeals arising from Congresses.

4.

Saturday 15th – Tuesday 18th September, 2018

Screening of Aspirants

Screening of all Aspirants that have Purchased Forms

5.

Wednesday 19th – Thursday 20th, September, 2018

Appeals

Appeals arising from the conduct of Screening of Aspirants

6.

Thursday 20th

September, 2018

Presidential Primary

To elect Presidential Candidate; Direct Primary

S/N

DATE

EVENT

ACTIVITY

7.

Saturday 22nd

September, 2018

Appeals

Appeals arising from the conduct of Presidential Primary

8.

Tuesday 25th, September, 2018

Governorship Primaries

To elect candidates for Governorship Elections

9.

Wednesday 26th – Thursday 27th September, 2018

Appeals

Appeals arising from Governorship Primaries

10.

Thursday 27th September, 2018

Saturday 29th September, 2018

Legislative Primaries

i. Senate

iii. House of Reps

To elect Candidates for Senatorial elections and for House of Representatives elections.

11.

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th September, 2018

Appeals

Appeals arising from all Legislative Primaries

12.

Tuesday 2nd October, 2018

House of Assembly and FCT Area Council Primaries

To elect State House of Assembly and Area Council Candidates

13.

Wednesday 3rd October, 2018

Appeals

Appeals arising from the conduct of House of Assembly Primaries

14.

Saturday 6th October, 2018

National Convention (Presidential)

To ratify/ elect Presidential Candidate

PURCHASE OF FORMS

All interested aspirants for Presidential, Governorship, Senate and House of Representatives elections are to purchase their forms from the National Secretariat, Blantyre Street Wuse II – Abuja.

All interested aspirants for State of House of Assembly are to purchase their forms at their respective State Party Secretariat or the National Secretariat.

All payments should be made in full directly into the designated bank accounts of the All Progressives Congress as follows;

S/N

NAME OF BANK

ACCOUNT NUMBERS

1.

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

013-727-6795

2.

Zenith Bank Plc.

101-379-6249

3.

Zenith Bank Plc.

101-367-8040

4.

Zenith Bank Plc.

101-400-8105

5.

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc.

101-804-5285

6.

Access Bank Plc.

069-298-8080

7.

Unity Bank Plc.

002-312-2431

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
Expression of Interest N100,000.00
Nomination N750,000.00
N850,000.00

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Expression of Interest N 350,000.00
Nomination N3,500,000.00
N3,850,000.00

SENATE
Expression of Interest N1,000,000.00
Nomination N6,000,000.00
N7,000,000.00

GOVERNORSHIP
Expression of Interest N 2,500,000.00
Nomination N20,000,000.00
N22,500,000.00

PRESIDENCY
Expression of Interest N 5,000,000.00
Nomination N40,000,000.00
N45,000,000.00

There shall be no separate charge for deputy

Female Aspirants and Physically Challenged Aspirants 50% of the prescribed fees for each position.

MODALITIES FOR THE COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION OF FORMS

S/N

CATEGORY

COLLECTION

SUBMISSION

1.

Presidential

National Secretariat, Abuja

National Secretariat, Abuja

2.

Governorship

National Secretariat, Abuja

National Secretariat, Abuja

3.

Senate and House of Representatives

National Secretariat, Abuja

National Secretariat, Abuja

4.

House of Assembly

State Secretariat or National Secretariat, Abuja

National Secretariat, Abuja

CLOSING

All forms are to be collected and submitted on or before Wednesday 12th September, 2018

SIGNED

EMMA IBEDIRO ESQ.

NATIONAL ORGANIZING SECRETARY

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