By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has released guidelines for aspirants contesting on its platform for the July 24 Local Government election in the state.
The PDP Chairman in Lagos, Adedeji Doherty, who made this known in a statement released on Thursday said sales of nomination forms for the Chairmanship, Vice Chairmanship and Councillorship positions will begin on May 7 and end on May 14, while May 18 is the last day for the submission of the forms.
According to him, the party’s screening exercise for the chairmanship and councillorship aspirants would hold on May 20, while ward congresses/councillorship primaries, have been scheduled for May 25.
He also noted that May 28 has been scheduled for Local Government congresses/chairmanship primaries.
“The submission of Names of candidates to the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) would be May 31.
“Male chairmanship aspirant would pay a sum of N150,000 while male vice-chairmanship aspirant and would pay a sum of N100,000.
“Male councillorship aspirants are to pay a sum of N50,000 while female chairmanship, vice-chairmanship and councillorship aspirants would pay a sum of N25,000, N20,000 and 15,000 respectively for the Nomination forms.
“Also, payments for Expression of Interest and Nomination forms would be made by all male aspirants for posts of chairmen, vice chairmen and councillors.
“However, only those who come out tops at the respective primaries would go ahead to make payments for the LASIEC forms,” he said.
Doherty further noted that all female aspirants in line with LASIEC directives, would only be making payments for expression of interest forms for the position they intend vying for.