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APC to Nominate Edo Governorship Candidate on February 17

In the unfolding drama of selecting the next leader after Governor Godwin Obaseki from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress, APC, has unveiled its timetable for the Edo State governorship election on September 21, 2024.

The schedule, signed by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Sulaimon Argungu, outlines that the sale of nomination forms commences on January 10 and concludes on January 29, 2024.

The primary election is set for February 17, 2024, with the Expression of Interest priced at N10m and the Nomination Form at N40m.

Female aspirants and individuals with disabilities cover the Expression of Interest cost, while the Nomination Form is waived for them.

“Youths from 25 to 40 years are to purchase Expression of Interest forms with a 50% discount on Nomination Forms,” the APC stated.

Aside from Edo, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) also fixed November 16, 2024 for a governorship poll in Ondo State.

Ondo and Edo are two of the eight states where governorship elections are held off-season due to litigations and court judgements. The others are Anambra, Bayelsa, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi and Osun.

Already, political gladiators are squaring up in the two states where governorship polls will hold this year. The 19 political parties are expected to field a candidate each but the polls, like previous ones, will turn out as two-horse races or at best three-horse races.

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