Ondo PDP leaders task Mimiko on next guber elections
APC fixes primary polls for August 27
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, under the platform of Ose Movement Forum (OMF) have re-affirmed their commitment towards the unity and vision of the party ahead of November 26 governorship polls in Ondo State.
The Forum, under the leadership of Mr. Thompson Aiyegunle as Chairman and Mr. Olotu Victor as Secretary, in a statement made available to The Guardian yesterday, said they had resolved to work with the leadership of the party at the state level to ensure that the party retains the seat of government with a mindset of having equitable share in the benefits.
However, they stated that for equity, justice and fair-play, “it is the turn of Ondo North Senatorial District to produce the next governor of the state, especially from Ose Local Council.”
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable and schedule of activities for the conduct of the party’s 2016 governorship primary election in Ondo State with the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms starting tomorrow.
The party’s National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, who stated that the primary election would hold on August 27, 2016, said the announcement was in line with the provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) guidelines and party’s guidelines.
According to the timetable and schedule of activities, sale of forms will commence at the party’s national secretariat from Tuesday, July 19 to Friday, August 5, 2016. Governorship nomination forms will be sold at N5 million while intending aspirants are expected to pay N500,000 to pick expression of interest form. The forms are free for female aspirants.
Last day for submission of completed forms is Monday, August 8, 2016 at the APC National Secretariat. Screening of aspirants will be conducted in Abuja from Tuesday to Friday, August 9-12, 2016. The primary election will hold Saturday, August 27, 2016. Election appeal will hold from Monday, August 29 to Thursday, September 1, 2016.