By Emeka Okafor
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday fixed the cost of expression of interest and nomination forms for presidential aspirants at N100 million.
With the amount, the ruling party will rake a total of N800 million from the eight presidential aspirants on the platform of the party who had already indicated interest to fly the flag of the APC in the 2023 presidential election.
So far, eight APC chieftains including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi; Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello; former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha; Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige and former Abia governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu have declared for presidential election on the party’s platform.
The party also similarly pegged the nomination and expression of interest forms for those seeking the party’s ticket to contest the governorship election at N50 million.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party disclosed this on Wednesday that it has approved Schedule of Activities and Timetable for the 2023 general election.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, who announced the cost at a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, said contestants for Senate, House of Representatives and State Houses of Assembly will pay N20 million, N10 million and N2 million respectively for forms.
Morka further disclosed that NEC approved the commencement of sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from Saturday, April 23 to May 6, 2022 for the 2023 general election.
It approved a 50% reduction in nomination fees for youths less than 40 years for various elective positions.
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