The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has put the cost of the expression of interest and nomination forms for presidential aspirants at N100 million.
To this end, the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who has declared his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, will pay N30million for expression of interest and N70milliin for the presidential form.
The party further agreed that forms for governorship aspirants cost N50 million; Senate, N20 million; House of Representatives, N10 million and State Houses of Assembly, N2 million.
Recall that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party disclosed on Wednesday that it has approved Schedule of Activities and Timetable for the 2023 general election.
The NEC has approved the commencement of sale of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from Saturday, April 23 to May 6, 2022 for the 2023 general election.
It approved a 50% reduction in nomination fees for youths less than 40 years for various elective positions.
Among those who will be contesting the APC Presidential primary are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu; the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi; and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
Others in the APC who are rumoured to be nursing Presidential ambitions include Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi; the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; former governor of Ogun State, Ibkunle Amosun and The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, is also considered a contender.