Thursday, 9 June 2016

NEWS :--Edo guber: PDP sells nomination form for N16m

Edo guber: PDP sells
nomination form for N16m


– The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Edo state is selling the party’s
nomination form for N16m each
– The expression of interest and
nomination form would be sold for
N11m, while N5m covers
administrative charges
– Aspirants have expressed their
displeasure over the cost of the form
PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo state has
said that the party’s nomination and expression of
interest form for the governorship election will be
sold for N16m each.
According to The Punch, Chris Nehikhare, the Edo
state publicity secretary of the party, who disclosed
this on Wednesday, June 8, explained that the
expression of interest and nomination form would be
sold for N11m each, while N5m would cover
administrative charges.
He noted that the party’s aspirants were expected to
purchase the forms from the PDP state secretariat
as from Wednesday.
Though the party is yet to disclose the official
date for its governorship primary, 4 aspirants have
so far indicated interest in the election.
However some of the aspirants has 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.
Aspirants for the governorship election include
former secretary to the state government, Pastor
Osagie Ize-Iyamu, former commissioner with the
Niger Delta Development Commission, Matthew
Iduoriyekemwen, the director general of the PDP
Governors Forum, Osaro Onaiwu and Chief Solomon
Edebiri.
Meanwhile, one of the main contenders for the Edo
state APC governorship ticket, Godwin Obaseki who
went to the party’s national secretariat on Monday,
June 6 to submit his nomination form said he was in
the race to take the people of Edo state to the
Promiseland.
He said, being part and parcel of the Adams
Oshiomhole outgoing government, he has what it
takes to continue on the legacy of the governor,
which is a continuation of his on-going
transformation of Edo state.