Politics

PDP fixes N40m as cost of forms for presidential candidates, N21m for governorship – details of forms 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed N40 million as the cost for its presidential candidates to obtain form.

While Eexpression of Interest form is put at N5 million, the Nomination Form is put at N35 million.

The party said this was approved at the 95th National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party which held on Wednesday in Abuja.
The party disclosed this in a statement by its National Organizing Secretary, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd), on Thursday in Abuja.

Akobundu said that in line with the provision of Section 47 (1) of the party’s constitution (2017 as amended), all party officers shall hold offices for a term of four years.

For governorship candidates, Expression of Interest is put at N1 million while Nomination Form is N20 million.

The four-year tenure of many state executives shall be expiring at various times in 2020, having been elected in 2016.

“The party, therefore, shall be holding congresses to elect new executives at the state and zonal levels.

“Following the approval by National Executive Committee (NEC) at its 88th meeting, the time-table and schedule of activities for the year 2020 congresses are now operational.

“The sale of forms for the congresses commenced today, Wednesday Feb. 5, at the National Secretariat,” he said.

Akobundu advised aspirants to purchase their nomination forms from the National Secretariat of the party.

He enjoined all PDP leaders and members to be orderly, peaceful and law abiding.

“Let all aspirants campaign freely, ensure compliance with constitutional provisions, maintain absolute decorum and avoid unwholesome behaviours capable of impugning on the integrity of the processes.

“Remember the exercise is a family affair.  I wish us all successful congresses.”

For Senate, the Expression of Interest is N500,000 while Nomination Form is put at N3 million. Also, for the House of Representatives, Expression of Interest is N500,000 while Nomination Form is N2 million.

The party said all the youthful aspirants would enjoy a 50 per cent reduction of the payment for various elective positions.

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