LG Polls: Kwara Governor Makes Nomination Forms Free For Women, Physically Challenged

By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

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The Governor of Kwara State, North Central Nigeria, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has declared that all female aspirants and persons living with disabilities should not pay for the Kwara All Progressives Congress (APC) Local Government election nomination forms.

This is contained in a statement by the governor’s aide on New Media, Olayinka Fafoluyi.

According to the Governor, the forms should be given to these two categories free of charge.

The statement added that the action of the governor is part of his HeforShe empathy intervention.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress in the state has suspended the sale of nomination forms for chairmanship and councilorship aspirants for the forthcoming local government elections in the State.

The State Chairman of the Local Government Election Committee, Abdullahi Abubakar Samari told VON during a chat that only the aspirants who emerged as the party’s consensus candidates will be allowed to purchase the forms when the sale of nomination forms window is reopened.

The electoral committee had earlier announced to all intending aspirants and stakeholders that the sale of forms for the forthcoming Local Government council election will commence on the 21st of June, 2024.

According to the announcement, aspirants are to purchase forms by paying the prescribed fee into the party’s Fidelity bank account with account name: APC Kwara Chapter and account number 4011458044.

It added that the teller obtained from the payment should be brought to the Chairman, Finance Sub-committee at the party secretariat for documentation.

The statement also declared that once the payment is verified, receipt would be issued along with the application form.

Aspirants are to note also that the sale of forms closes on the 25th of June at 12 noon.

The Chairmanship form goes for a million naira while Councilorship form goes for N250,000.

The statement further emphasized that both chairmanship and councilorship forms are free for women and the physically challenged aspirants.

 

 

 

 

Emmanuel Ukoh

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