Kaduna: 905 APC aspirants pick nomination forms for LG polls



The All Progressives (APC) in Kaduna says no fewer than 905 aspirants have picked nomination forms for the party’s tickets contest in the local government polls.


Alhaji Tanko Wusono, the party’s State Publicity Secretary, made  the disclosure in an interview the   News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Friday.


The State Independent Electoral Commission (KAD-SIECOM) had fixed June 5 for the LG polls.


“At the close of the sales of nomination forms on April 14,  some 105 contestants have picked the forms for the party’s platform and election for the chairmanship position in  the 23 LGs.


“While some 800 others had purchased the nomination forms for councillorship tickets of the party in the 255 wards in the state,” he said.


The APC opened the sales of nomination forms on Appril 2,  local government chairmanship aspirants paying N1.1 million and the councillorship aspirants N310,000.


According him, no female politician picked nomination form for the of chairman while only 12 females and five physically challenged persons got the nomination forms for councillorship seats.


He said the forms were given free of charge to the physically challenged aspirants and at half the price to the female aspirants.


Wusono also said that all the serving LG chairmen under the APC whose terms of would soon elapse, had indicated interest to reelection.


He said, “the vice chairman of Kaduna North LG is the only aspiring to contest against his chairman.”


The publicity Secretary said the APC expects more than 90 cent victory at the polls going performance of the party in the state.


” There is no local government that have not witnessed a project executed APC administration. So let our speak for us,” Wusono said.


The APC had fixed April 19 to April 21 for the of aspirants and May 5 for the party primaries.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it’s nomination forms for the LG polls is currently on sale and  would close on April 20.(NAN)