The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for its primaries ahead of the 2019 general election.
APC National Working Committee 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).
In the timetable, which was signed by the National Organising Secretary of the party, Emmanuel Ibediro, the APC said the activities will commence with the sale of forms from September 5 to 10.
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— APC Nigeria (@OfficialAPCNg) September 4, 2018
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 National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in line with the provisions of our Party’s Guidelines for the conduct of Party Primaries for the 2019 General Elections as approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC).
“Wednesday 5th – Monday 10th September, 2018, Sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for Elective Offices”
“Thursday 13th – Friday 14th September, 2018- Appeals arising from Congresses.
Saturday 15th – Tuesday 18th September, 201, Screening of Aspirants that have Purchased Forms, Wednesday 19th – Thursday 20th, September, 2018,
Appeals arising from the conduct of Screening of Aspirants.
“Thursday 20th September, 2018,
Presidential Primary; Direct Primary. Saturday 22nd September, 2018, Appeals arising from the conduct of Presidential Primary. Tuesday 25th, September, 2018, Governorship Primaries. Wednesday 26th – Thursday 27th September, 201, Appeals arising from Governorship Primaries
“Thursday 27th September, 2018 Saturday 29th September, 2018, Legislative Primaries; to elect Candidates for Senatorial elections and for House of Representatives elections. Friday 28th – Sunday 30th September, 201, Appeals arising from all Legislative Primaries
“Tuesday 2nd October, 2018
House of Assembly and FCT Area Council Primaries to elect State House of Assembly and Area Council Candidates. Wednesday 3rd October, 2018, appeals arising from the conduct of House of Assembly Primaries. Saturday 6th October, 2018, National Convention (Presidential); to ratify/ elect Presidential Candidate,” the governing party said.
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.