THE People’s Democratic Party (PDP) announced that it has commenced the sale of Expression of Interests and Nomination Forms for the 2019 general elections.
The expression of interest and nomination form for the presidential category was put at N2,000,000 and N10,000,000 respectively, totalling N12 million for an aspirant. For the governorship category, nomination and expression of interest accumulated to N6 million while the Senate forms summed to N3.5 million. House of Representatives and House of Assembly categories are for N1.5 million and N600,000 respectively while National delegates and ad-hoc delegates are to pay N20,000 and N5,000 respectively.
The statement signed by the party’s National Organizing Secretary Colonel Austin Akobundu (Rtd.) said the forms for the Presidential, Governorship, Senate, and House of Assembly are to be purchased at the National Secretariat, Abuja. National secretariat categories are to be collected and submitted at the party’s National Secretariat, Abuja.
According to the statement, all female aspirants are exempted from payment for the purchase of nomination forms for all offices except national and ad-hoc delegate categories.
PDP announced that it reduced the cost of the nomination form for the House of Representatives from N2 million to N1 million in order to ‘enhance the inclusion of young persons in the democratic process.’
The ruling All Progressives Congress has not announced the sale of its nomination forms but has begun nationwide registration of new members and the revalidation of their existing members. The party days ago said it had not released its timetable for its primaries.