By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Senatorial aspirants seeking tickets of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the upcoming legislative by-elections are to pay N7 million each for expression of interest and nomination forms.
House of Assembly aspirants are to purchase the forms for N850,000 each, while female and physically challenged aspirants are to pay 50 per cent of the prescribed fees for each position.
This is according to APC time-table and schedule of activities for conduct of the 2020 concurrent legislative by-elections across 8 States released at the weekend by the Director of Organisation, Medaner Ussiju Al-Mustapha in Abuja.
Recall that last week, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed the by-elections for Saturday October 31, 2020.
INEC said vacancies have occurred in Federal and State Assemblies owing to resignations or death of members within 12 constituencies across eight States of the Federation.
It said the APC commenced sales of nomination and expression of interest forms from August 15th to 23rd, while completed forms and accompanying documents are to be submitted on Monday 24th August, 2020.
It said screening of aspirants will be conducted from Saturday, August 25 to Wednesday 26th August, 2020.
According to the details, publication of claims and objections will hold on Friday 28th August, while screening appeal is slated for Tuesday 1st of September.
It also said the party primary elections in the 12 constituencies hold on Saturday 5th September, 2020, while senatorial by-elections are slated to hold in Bayelsa Central; Bayelsa; Cross River North; Imo North; Lagos East and Plateau South.
State by-elections are scheduled for Nganzai Constituency Borno; Bayo Constituency Borno; Obudu Constituency Cross River; Kosofe II Constituency Lagos; Bakura Constituency Zamfara and Ibaji Constituency, Kogi.