*Chairmen to pay N250,000; councillors N70,000 as nomination/expression of interest forms
As activities for election of leadership of the third tier of government in Adamawa State gathers momentum, the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has indicated it’s readiness to join the contest by releasing a time table of activities leading to the general election.
A time table of activities released by the organizing secretary of the party, Ahmed Lawal indicated that the party will commence sales of nomination and expression of interest forms from August 14 – 24, 2019.
The party stated that return of duly completed forms to the party will take place between 25 – 26 August, 2019 while screening of councillorship and chairmanship aspirants will hold between 27 – 30 August 2019.
On 31, August, the party will display reports of screening committees just as it stated that it will entertain appeals arising from screening report between 1 – 2 September, 2019.
On 3rd September, the party will display the list of aspirants and conduct councillorship primaries on 6th September 2019.
Appeals arising from the councillorship primaries will be entertained between 12 – 13 September, 2019 while chairmanship primaries will hold on 20 September, 2019.
Appeals arising from chairmanship primaries will hold on 22nd September, and the party will display the final list of aspirants on 23rd September, and between September 24 – 26 2019, the party will embark on collection, completion and submission of ADSIEC forms to the party.
In another vein, the party has pegged the sum of N200,000 and N50,000 as the price tag of nomination and expression of interest forms respectively for chairmanship positions while it pegged the nomination and expression of interest forms for councillorship at N50,000 and 20,000 respectively.
The party noted that women and People Living With Disability will be given nomination forms free of charge but will have to purchase expression of interest forms in line with the position they are vying for.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has upon his resumption, sworn in transition committees across the 21 Local Governments and gave them three months within which to conduct local government polls in order to usher in democratically elected executive at the third tier of government in the state.