The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for the conduct of the 2019 governorship primaries in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, Emma Ibediro, APC’s national organising secretary, said the primary election will hold on August 29, while election appeal is slated for September 2.
He added that female and physically challenged aspirants will only pay 50 per cent fees for the forms.
According to him, sales of expression of interest and nomination forms will hold between July 10, and August 20, at the party’s national secretariat.
In line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and @inecnigeria guidelines, the APC hereby releases the time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 Governorship Primary Elections in Kogi & Bayelsa States. pic.twitter.com/mmNlvjuH1H
— APC Nigeria (@OfficialAPCNg) July 9, 2019
The primaries are expected to produce the ruling party’s flag bearers for the November 16 governorship poll in the two states.
“In line with the provision of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and INEC guidelines, the APC hereby releases this time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 Governorship Primary Elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States,” he said.
“Last day for submission of completed forms is Wednesday Aug. 21, 2019 at APC National Secretariat.
“Screening of aspirants will hold on Thursday Aug. 22, 2019 while screening appeal is Friday Aug 23, 2019.
“Purchase of forms and Expression of Interest is N2.5 million, while nomination form is N20 million. There shall be no separate charge for deputy.
“Female aspirants and physically challenged aspirants 50 per cent of the prescribed fees for each position.
“All payments should be made in full directly into the designated bank accounts of the APC.”
On Friday, the ruling party had adopted indirect primary election mode for Kogi.