- The Alliance for Democracy has commenced sale of its expression of interest and nomination forms for 2019 general elections
- Its national chairman, Joseph Avazi, said the party primaries for all elective offices would hold between September 28 and October 7
- The expression of interest and nomination forms for the presidential category is N1 million and N4 million, respectively
The Alliance for Democracy (AD) on Monday, September 10, announced the commencement of sale of its expression of interest and nomination forms for the 2019 general elections.
The national chairman AD Joseph Avazi announced this in a statement in Abuja and said the party primaries for all elective offices would hold between September 28 and October 7.
Avazi said that the National Working Committee, acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee of the party, reached the resolutions after extensive deliberations in Abuja.
He said: “Women aspirants are exempted from paying for nomination fees. Youths with proven integrity who have demonstrated leadership traits and are not financially buoyant will be considered and exempted from nomination fees."
AD national chairman said the fee for nomination form for president was N4 million while that of expression of interest for the position was N1 million.
He said that nomination form for governor would sell for N2 million and the fee for expression of interest form was N500,000.00.
According to him, nomination for Senate would be sold for N1 million while that of expression of interest would cost N300,000.00.
For the House of Representatives, he said the nomination would cost N750,000 while the form for expression of interest was N250,000.
Avazi added that the nomination form for State House of Assembly would sell for N250,000 and that of expression of interest would sell for N100,000.
The party’s national chairman said all interested aspirants should contact AD national leadership through their respective state chairmen.
He said the party had dissolved the state executives of Kogi, Enugu and FCT chapters and appointed caretaker committees to run their affairs. He said that the party also extended the tenure of the Oyo State chapter’s caretaker committee whose tenure had expired.
NAIJ.com previously reported that unconfirmed reports have it that Senator Joshua Dariye who is serving a 14 year jail term for alleged fund diversion, has bought his nomination and expression of interest forms to run for the Plateau central senatorial district seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A supporter of the former Plateau state governor, Monday Shadrack Kopmut, in a Facebook post on Saturday, September 8, shared photos of Dariye’s purported nomination and expressions of interest forms, which had already been filled.
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