2019: PDP Pegs Presidential Form At N12m

The opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has pegged the price of the party’s presidential expression of interest and nomination forms at an amount of N12 million, ahead of the 2019 elections.

According to the Punch, the amount for the expression of interest form of the party has been fixed at N2 million, while the nomination form is N10 million.

However, women who desire to contest for the highest office in the land under the PDP platform will get to pay only for the expression of interest form while they get the nomination form free.

A 40-page document titled ‘Electoral Guideline for the PDP, Directorate of Organisation and Mobilisation’, which was jointly signed by Uche Secondus, PDP National Chairman, and Senator Umaru Tsauri, the PDP National Secretary, enumerated the forms’ fees.

The document added that all the aspirants must be “duly registered financial members of the party.”

The aspirants, according to the document, are also expected to be registered voters and must attach a copy of their voter card and the party registration cards to their duly completed form.

It also stated that the presidential aspirants must be citizens of Nigeria by birth and that they must not be below the age of 40.

This is, however, contrary to the newly signed Not Too Young To Run Act which stipulates that Nigerians from the age of 35 years can vie to be a presidential candidate.

The party also said all aspirants are expected to swear to an oath to abide by the decisions of the party on the conduct of its primary elections.

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