- Over 10,000 forms have so far been issued to candidates for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa.
- Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, the state organizing secretary of the party, said women and physically challenged candidates were given the forms for free,
- Others candidates had to pay N10,000 for chairmanship and N2,000 for other positions
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa, says over 10, 000 forms have so far been issued to candidates for the Saturday ward congress in the state.
Alhaji Ahmed Lawan, the state organizing Secretary of the party, made this known Friday, May 4, in Yola while briefing newsmen on the exercise.
Lawan said while women and physically challenged candidates were given the forms for free, others had to pay N10,000 for chairmanship and N2,000 for other positions.
“We started issuing the form yesterday when it arrived and so far we have issued over 10,000 form.
“Women and physically challenged are given forms for free and many of them have collected and still collecting,” Lawan said.
He said that the challenge being faced was that of some stakeholders trying to make bulk purchase of the forms for their supporters.
“Instruction from the party is that each individual should come for his form, but some people are coming with teller of over a million Naira they paid into party account for bulk purchase of the forms”, Lawan said.
He noted that the committee to handle the congress had just arrived from Abuja and would soon be in the party secretariat to meet with stakeholders.
Also speaking to newsmen on the congress, an APC chieftain, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, said he was at the party secretariat with other stakeholders on fact finding mission regarding the congress.
“What we heard is fairly encouraging. We hope to contribute towards ensuring a hitch-free and transparent congress,” Ribadu said.
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In a previous report by NAIJ.com, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 4, arrived his country home, Daura to participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress at Sarkin Yara A ward slated for Saturday, May 5.
According to Leadership, the presidential jet conveying him touched down at Umaru Musa Ya’Adua Airport, Katsina state at exactly 4:28 pm and shortly after, President Buhari was conveyed in a police chopper to Daura.
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