… adopts indirect primaries for elections
Zakaa Lazarus, Abuja
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has pegged N100 million for the nomination and expression of interest forms for its presidential aspirants.
APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morgan, disclosed this on Wednesday at a briefing with newsmen in Abuja.
He said the expression of interest form is N30 million while the nomination form is N70 million.
The APC NEC also adopted indirect primaries for the election of its candidates in the 2023 general elections.
Recall, about 10 aspirants have declared interest to be the flag bearer of the party for the 2023 general elections.
Those who have declared interest are ex-Lagos governor Bola Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige.
Others are Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, his counterpart in Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani and others.
For governors, the party approved N50 million for both nomination and expression of interest, while Senate and House of Representatives aspirants are to pay N20 million and N10 million respectively.
Those for states legislative seats are to pay N2 million for both forms.
Earlier, the ongoing National Executive Council (NEC) of the APC transferred its powers to the National Working Committee (NWC) under the leadership of Senator Abdullahi Adamu for the next 90 days.
National Secretary of APC, Senator Iyiola Omisore told the gathering that Senate President Ahmed Lawan moved the motion and was seconded by Governor Nasir El-rufai.