The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2020 Governorship Primary elections in Edo and Ondo states.
The Governorship primary election for Edo state is slated for Monday, June 22 while that of Ondo would hold on Monday, July 20.
The release of the time-table followed the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) insistence on conducting the Gubernatorial elections in Edo and Ondo states despite the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
INEC insisted that it would stick to its timetable and schedule of activities regarding the elections in both states.
The National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC, Festus Okoye in a statement on Tuesday, disclosed that the commission had met earlier in the day and deliberated on a wide range of issues, including the conduct of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections, as well as the nine outstanding bye-elections in different parts of the country.
Apparently in reaction to INEC’s stand, the National Secretariat of the APC has rolled out guidelines for the purchase and submission of the Expression of interest and Nomination forms.
The party, in a notice by its National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro fixed the cost of its Nomination and Expression of interest forms for N22.5 million cumulatively.
For Edo state, the sales of forms would commence at the National Secretariat of the party on Wednesday, May 20 and close on Tuesday, June 2 while the last day for the submission of completed forms and accompanying documents would be Wednesday, June 3.
The screening of applicants in Edo would commence on Wednesday, June 10 and end on Thursday, June 11.
For Ondo state, the sales of forms would commence on Thursday, June 11 and end on Wednesday, July 1 while the last day for the submission of completed forms and accompanying documents would be Thursday, July 2.
The screening of applicants in Ondo would commence on Wednesday, July 8.