Senatorial aspirants jostling for the All Progressives Congress (APC) tickets in the forthcoming legislative by-elections are to pay ₦7 million for the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms.
By Jide Orintunsin, Abuja
Houses of Assembly aspirants are to buy the forms for N850,000 each, while female aspirants and physically challenged aspirants are to pay 50 per cent of the prescribed fees for each position.
These details were contained in the party’s timetable and schedule of activities released at the weekend in Abuja for the conduct of the 2020 concurrent legislative by-elections in eight states by APC Director of Organisation, Professor Medaner Ussiju Al-Mustapha.
Last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed the legislative by-elections in eight states for Saturday, October 31.
The party sent out notice of election to the affected states last Friday and slated the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms from August 15 to August 23, while completed forms and accompanying documents are to be submitted on August 24.
Screening of aspirants, the party said, will be conducted from August 25 to August 26, 2020; publication of claims and objections will hold on August 28; screening appeal on September 1, while the primary in the 12 constituencies will hold on September 5, 2020.
Senatorial by-election will hold in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Bayelsa West, Cross River North, Imo North, Lagos East and Plateau South.