Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has officially notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its decision to hold 2023 APC primaries election.
In the letter addressed to the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, and credited to the party’s national secretary, Iyiola Omisore, the party fixed May 30 and 31 for the election of its presidential candidate.
The party also fixed the primary elections for states’ houses of assembly for May 11, the house of representatives will take place on May 16 while senatorial districts will hold on May 18.
The party would commence the sale of forms for the various elective positions on April 22 and end on May 7.
The All Progress Party (APC) also had a proposal that the expression of interest form for the states’ houses of assembly will cost N500,000, while the nomination form will cost N1.5 million.
For the house of representatives seats, the expression of interest form will cost N1 million and the nomination form will cost N4 million, while aspirants vying for senatorial seats will pay N2 million for the expression form and N8 million for the nomination form.
For governorship seats, the expression of interest form will cost N5 million and N25 million for the nomination form.
For the presidential position, the expression of interest form will cost N5 million, while the nomination form is fixed for N40 million.
On Friday, the party fixed April 20 for a post-convention national executive committee (NEC) meeting.
According to the party, the meeting would consider its schedule for the primaries ahead of the 2023 elections and other relevant business.