- The United Progressive Party (UPP) has declared its nomination form free for women, physically challenged and all youth below 30-years
- UPP urged all aspirants to register in their various wards ahead of the 2019 election
- According to UPP, there is no excuse for anyone who desires to run for any political position in the country
The United Progressive Party (UPP) on Monday, August 20, announced that the party's nomination and expression of interest forms would be free for every aspirant below the age of 30-years.
The party said every young aspirant below the age of 30 can run for the Federal House of Representatives or State Assembly by simply joining UPP in their various wards.
A statement by the party said: "While you'll be expected to pay a minimum of N3 million in other political parties, the United Progressive Party (UPP) has in the spirit of the #NotTooYoungToRun offered this waiver to young aspirants No more excuse of "I don't have money to buy form."
The party also said that for those above 30 years, the nomination forms have been reduced to N3 million from N5 million for governorship, N500,000 from N1 million for Senate, N200,000 from N500,000 for House of Representatives and N50,000 from N250,000 for State House of Assembly.
The party said: "UPP has finally offered a platform for credible Nigerians to aspire for political office. Forms for Female and Physically challenged aspirants in all categories and all ages are free."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a member of the House of Representatives, Tony Nwulu (Lagos-PDP), dumped the PDP for UPP.
Nwulu said he defected from the opposition party over what he termed, “irreconcilable conflicts in the party.”
He said he had written a letter of notice on his defection to the House speaker, Yakubu Dogara, dated Tuesday, July 24, on his decision.
The federal lawmaker said he had informed the House leadership “to take notice that effective from the date above, I have resigned my membership of the PDP.”
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