Ondo election: APC generates N258m from sales of forms

Ondo election: APC generates N258m from sales of forms
Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee, Senator John Akpan Udo-Udehe; Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni; APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, during a courtesy visit to the APC National Leader at his Bourdillon residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, July 2, 2020.
The All Progressives Congress has generated N 258 . 7 million from the sales of expression of interest and nomination forms to aspirants ahead of July 20 , governorship primaries in Ondo state.
The party placed a N 22 . 5 million fee on each of the governorship aspirants , while female aspirants and the physically challenged were asked to pay 50 per cent of the fee .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mrs Olajumake Anifowoshe was the only female aspirants out the 12 who purchased the expression of interest and nomination forms for the Ondo State primary .
The remaining aspirants included Gov . Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Mr Joseph Olusola Iji, Mr Odimayo Okunjimi , Mr Olayide Adelami, Mr Kekemeke Duerimini and Mr Olusola Oke .
Others were Mr Ifeoluwa Oyedele , Mr Awodeyi Akinsheyinwa, Mr Olubukola Adetula, Dr Abraham Michael and Dr Nathaniel Adojutelegan .
The APC had on May 20 released the timetable for the Edo and Ondo States ’ governorship primaries .
Mr Emma Ibediro the former APC National Organising Secretary who released the timetable said that the party placed N 22. 5 million fee on governorship aspirants for Edo and Ondo state .
He said that the money included N 2 . 5 million for expression of interest form and N 20 million for the nomination form .
“ The sale of forms to Ondo governorship aspirants will hold from June 11 to July 1 , 2020 , while submission of forms ends on July 2 , 2020 .
“ Screening of Ondo state aspirants will hold on Wednesday, July 8 , 2020 , while screening appeal (Ondo ) holds on Friday, July 10, 2020 , ” Ibediro said .
He said that Independent National Electoral Commission had in February , fixed September 19 for the governorship election in Edo , while that of Ondo State was fixed for October 10.

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