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 to contest in the forthcoming polls.


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


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


the close of the sales of nomination forms April 14,  some 105 contestants have picked the forms to seek for the party’s platform and stand 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 ,” he said.


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


According to him, no female politician picked nomination form for the office of chairman while 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 half the price to the female aspirants.


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


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


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


” There is no have witnessed a project executed APC administration. So let projects speak for us,” Wusono said.


The APC had fixed April 19 to April 21 for the screening 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)