As the 2019 election draws near, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for its primaries.
APC National Working Committee in a meeting 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 timetable which was signed by the National Organising Secretary of the party, Emmanuel Ibediro, the APC stated the activities will commence with the sale of forms from September 5 to 10.
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.
In the same vein, 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 designated bank accounts of the All Progressives Congress as follows:
- Guaranty Trust Bank Plc- 013-727-6795
- Zenith Bank Plc- 101-379-6249
- Zenith Bank Plc- 101-367-8040
- Zenith Bank Plc-101-400-8105
- United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc- 101-804-5285
- Access Bank Plc- 069-298-8080
- Unity Bank Plc- 002-312-2431.”
The party said all aspirants for presidential, governorship, Senate and House of Representative elections should pick their forms at the party’s national secretariat while aspirants for State Houses of Assembly have the option to purchase their forms either at their respective state party secretariat or the national secretariat.
All forms are to be collected and submitted on or before September 12.