In preparations for the 2023 general elections, the National Working Committee, NWC, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has released the proposed schedule of activities and timetable, even as sale of forms to aspirants begins on Saturday 23rd April – Friday 6th May 2022.
According to the schedule of activities signed by the National Organizing Secretary of the party, Alh. Suleiman Muhammad Arugungu, the presidential expression of interest and nomination forms cost one hundred million Naira, while Senate is twenty million Naira, and Governorship is fifty million Naira.
The House of Representative forms have been pegged at ten million Naira, and State House of Assembly, two million Naira.
The party noted that female aspirants and persons with disabilities would only pay for expression of interest as nomination forms have been made free for them.
Aspirants who are 35 years old and below also have forty percent discount on nomination forms.
Meanwhile, the NEC of the party has resolved to vest the powers on the NWC for the next three months.
This motion is moved by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and seconded by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. at the meeting on Wednesday.
Present at the meeting was President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu and other party members
Senator Lawan pledged total commitment and support to the party saying insecurity in Nigeria grew over the years and did not emerge from the present administration.
He however assured that given the enormous investment to tackle insecurity, the situation will abate before the end of the President’s tenure in office.
Also addressing the committee, the National Chairman of the party said the meeting is the first the National Working Committee will be having with the NEC and will begin the process by uniting aggrieved members as well as discussing upcoming elections.
Adamu also encouraged members to uphold exemplary behaviours, according to him, the party’s intrinsic problem is the crisis fueled by ego.
The National Chairman called for a discontinuation of the present rancour within the party because according to him there is no reason for the competition.