No less than 39 candidates have been successfully screened for just 8 positions currently vacant in the congress elections of the All Progressive Party (APC) scheduled for the 21st of October, 2017. This information was disclosed by Mallam Kasim Maigari, the political party's Caretaker Secretary.
Speaking positively on the development and current trajectory of the Party, the CAretaker Secretary also stated as follows:
“There are eight persons contesting for the post of chairmanship, five for deputy chairmen, four for secretary, 10 for youth leader, three for legal adviser, two for zonal women leader and three for ex-officio,” he said.
Forms for the running for the various positions did not come cheap, the the cost of purchasing a form for the role of Chairman priced at N100,000 each. Other positions were priced at N30,000 each. 50 per cent of said costs was waived for all female contestants vying for a position.
The elections have been promised to be free, fair and very credible.
Courtesy: News Agency of Nigeria