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Published On: Wed, Nov 5th, 2014

2015: APGA NEC approves guidelines for party primaries

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APGA-LogoBy Ikechukwu Okaforadi

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has approved the guidelines for the conduct of its primary elections to select candidates for the 2015 general elections as earlier released by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

This is as the NEC unanimously appointed the Anambra State Governor, Wllie Obiano, as the new Leaders and Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees (BOT) to replace former Governor Peter Obi of Anamra state, who has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a press statement signed by the APGA National Chairman, Victor Umeh, and made available to journalists in Abuja, he stated that pursuant to the mandate given on January 18th, 2014 by the APGA NEC to the NWC to fill existing vacancies in the NWC, the NEC also approved the appointment of Bar. Alexander Amujiogu as the Acting Deputy National Secretary of the party.

The statement read “at the end of the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party held on November 3rd, 2014 at the party’s National Secretariat Abuja, the NEC unanimously resolved as follows;

“To approve and adopt the APGA Electoral Guidelines for primary elections for 2015.

“Having regard to the resignation of Chief Peter Obi as the Leader and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of APGA and his subsequent defection to the PDP and the vacancy created thereof … the National Executive Committee unanimously appointed his excellency, Chief Dr. Willie Obiano, the Governor of Anambra State, as the Leader and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Party.

“Pursuant to the mandate given on January 18th, 2014 by the National Executive Committee to the National Working Committee fill existing vacancies in the NWC, the NEC also appointed Bar. Alexander Amujiogu as the Acting Deputy National Secretary of the party.

The party’s NWC had on October 21st released the schedule of activities for the conduct of its primaries for the 2015 general elections.

According to schedule of activities released after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) and signed by the National Secretary, Abdulahi Sani Shinkafi, the purchase and return of the expression interest and nomination forms begins on October 27 and ends on the 4th of November.

The party had pegged its governorship form at N12 million, with the expression of interest form going for N2million while the Nomination Form is N10million.

For the State Houses of Assembly, the expression of Interest form goes for N200,000, while the nomination form is N1million.

The expression of interest form for the House of Representative is N500,000 and the nomination form is N2million. Expression of Interest Form for the Senate sells at N500, 000, while the nomination form is N3million.

Shinkafi said that women aspirants shall pay only 50% of the fees for the Nomination Forms stipulated above.

The State Assembly and National Assembly Expression of Interest Forms and Nomination Forms are obtainable at the State Secretariats of the Party.

While the Governorship Expression of Interest Forms and Nomination Forms are obtainable at the National Secretariat of the Party, Abuja.

 

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