The All Progressives Congress, APC, has formally released its slated timetable for the 2023 general elections.
The party, in the schedule released on its official Twitter handle, said this was done in accordance to the provisions of the Electoral Act 2022 (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, timetable.
The APC said that its sale of forms commences today, Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the party’s national sectariate, Abuja, while congresses to elect State delegates for the primaries hold from 7th to 9th May.
Aspirants on the platform of the ruling party have until 10th of May to complete and submit their forms and other documents to the party’s national sectariate, Abuja.
The party, according to the schedule, will hold its Special Convention for Presidential Primaries from the 30th of May to 1st June, 2020.
The APC said that persons with disabilities, women and youths 40 years and below, are not expected to pay the price for the nomination forms in full. Women and persons with disabilities will only buy the the Expression of Interest Forms, while they get the nomination forms for free. The youths will pay half of nomination forms and make full payment for the Expression of interest forms.
However, despite the outcry from the general public, individuals, groups and aspirants, the ruling party has remained adamant on its price tags and is now looking forward to its primaries and other activities ahead of the elections.
Recall that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the APC had met and transferred its powers to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party
The NEC had fixed N100 million for its presidential nomination and expression of interest forms.
The APC governorship form costs N50 million; Senate, N20 million; House of Representatives, N10 million and State Houses of Assembly.
OFFICIAL pic.twitter.com/2CCsLRLqON— APC Nigeria (@OfficialAPCNg) April 25, 2022