The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that the party’s nomination and expression of interest form for the September 10 governorship election in the state will be sold for N16m each.
Mr. Chris Nehikhare, the Edo State Publicity Secretary of the party, who disclosed this to our correspondent on Wednesday, explained that while the expression of interest and nomination form would be sold for N11m each, N5m would cover administrative charges.
Nehikhare noted that the party’s aspirants were expected to purchase the forms from the PDP state secretariat as from Wednesday.
“The cost of the nomination form is N11m while N5m is for administrative charges,” Nehikhare said on the telephone.
Although the opposition party has yet to disclose the official date for its governorship primary, four aspirants have so far indicated their interest in the election.
They include a former Secretary to the State Government, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu; a former commissioner with the Niger Delta Development Commission, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen; the Director General of the PDP Governors Forum, Osaro Onaiwu; and Chief Solomon Edebiri.
It was, however, learnt that some of the aspirants had expressed their displeasure over the cost of the form, which they described as not only expensive but an alleged plot to present a consensus candidate.
But Nehikhare said that the leadership of the party in the state had not received any complaint over the forms.