Party sources from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has confirmed that it will start selling of nomination and expression of interest forms on Tuesday
Initially, the sale of the forms was scheduled to begin on Saturday, but was postponed due to logistic and administrative challenges.
On Sunday, a source from the APC media office in Abuja told Channels TV that the challenges have been resolved and forms will be available from Tuesday.
The exorbitant cost of the APC nomination forms has attracted criticisms for the party. Nonetheless, many aspirants are eager to shell out humongous amounts to obtain the ruling party’s ticket.
APC fixed the cost of forms for presidential hopefuls at N100 million, while governorship aspirants will buy for N50 million.
Senatorial, House of Representatives and State Assembly aspirants are required to obtain their forms at N20 million, N10 million and N2 million respectively.
Meanwhile, APC women leader Betta Edu defended the prices of the forms, claiming it was done deliberately to weed out “unserious” aspirants who may just want to get in the mix as a cog in the party’s wheel of progress.