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July 25, 2024

APC sets nomination fees for LG elections in Katsina

The Katsina State Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced the official nomination fees for aspirants vying for the position of local government chairman and councillors in the forthcoming elections.

The State Deputy Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Bala Abu Musawa, during a press briefing held at the Katsina Government House Banquet Hall, confirmed that the nomination fee for the local government chairmanship position has been set at N5 million.

Also while addressing reporters after a meeting involving the working committee, state executives, as well as chairpersons and secretaries of the party from the 34 local governments, Musawa disclosed that aspiring councillors would be required to pay a fee of N1.5 million for their nomination forms.

He emphasised that all payments for the nomination forms must be made directly into the party’s account. He further disclosed that the sale of nomination forms would commence from 1st to 4th of May 2024.

The Katsina APC Deputy Chairman also revealed that completed forms must be returned to the State Independent Electoral Commission, SIEC, by Thursday, May 9, 2024.

Referring to the election timetable issued by SIEC, the APC deputy chairman highlighted that primary elections for council chairmen are scheduled for Saturday, May 18, followed by councillorship primaries on Wednesday.

Subsequently, the final list of candidates emerging from the primaries will be submitted to the State Electoral Commission on Monday, the 20th of the same month.

Musawa urged all contestants to adhere strictly to the election guidelines, particularly in relation to electioneering campaigns.

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