Nigeria: APC Announces Date for Anambra Governorship Primary

The APC says its female and physically challenged aspirants will pay 50 per cent of prescribed fees.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will hold its primary election for Anambra governorship election on June 26.

The party's Director of Organisation, Al-Mustapha Medaner, disclosed this in a schedule of activities for the election released on Thursday in Abuja.

Mr Medaner, a professor, said the APC would start the sales of expression of interest and nomination forms for the election at the party's national secretariat from April 15 to June 8.

He said that the exercise would be done in accordance with the provisions of the 2010 Electoral Act as amended and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines.

He said the last day for submission of completed forms and accompanying documents by aspirants would be June 8.

According to Mr Medaner, the screening of aspirants would be done on June 10.

He added that publication of claims and objections would be on June 12 while screening appeals would be on June 15.

He added that primary election appeal would hold on June 30.

Mr Medaner further said that the APC governorship expression of interest form would cost N2.5 million while the nomination form would cost N20 million totalling N22.5 million.

The APC official said female and physically challenged aspirants would only pay 50 per cent of the prescribed fees for the position.

The Anambra governorship election has been slated for Nov. 6 by INEC.

(NAN)

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