The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for the Edo State governorship primaries.
The timetable was releases by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso.
Releasing the timetable, Izunaso said: “In line with the Electoral Act and the party guidelines as well as interface with the INEC timetable, the party has approved the timetable for the governorship primaries in Edo State.
“We will start on Monday, May 16 with a stakeholders meeting in Abuja. By Tuesday, May 17, the sale of forms will commence. That will be available until June 3, 2016. By June 6, we expect all the aspirants who obtained the forms to have filled them and submit the forms at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.
“On Wednesday, June 8, the screening exercise will be conducted for all the aspirants who bought the forms. The exercise will continue until June 12.
“If there are issues arising from the screening exercise, the Appeal Committee will look at them from Monday, June 13 to June 15. The governorship primary election will hold in Benin City on Saturday, June 18. The Election Appeal Committee will hold its sittings between Monday, June 20 and June 23, 2016.”
On the cost of the forms, the party stated that male aspirants would pay N5 million for nomination form and N500, 000 for Expression of Interest form, while female aspirants won’t pay for forms.