ASABA/Nigeria: As part of preparations for the Local government Elections in Delta State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State has rolling out its time table and prices of forms for its Chairmanship and Councillorship Aspirants, for the election slated for January 6, 2018 by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC).
The party has pegged nomination forms for N1million for chairmanship aspirants and N200, 000 for councillorship aspirants.
The state party chairman, Kingsley Esiso, at a press briefing on Friday, October 6, 2017 said as ways to encourage women to participate in the local government election, nomination forms will be free for all female aspirants.
Though some persons argued that the N1million for nomination from was on the high side, considering the economy of the nation and that it might propel the chairmen to be corrupt after winning the election, the chairman said it was the decision of the party, adding that the money is for aspirants who are interested and not for members of the public or civil servants.
The chairman announced that, the sales of forms to aspirants will commence from Tuesday 10th to Tuesday 17th October, 2017 while screening will take place between Wednesday 18th – Saturday 21st October, 2017.
“The screening for councillorship aspirants will take place at the Senatorial District level while the Screening for the Chairmen will hold at the Party’s headquarters in Asaba” he emphasized.
He furthered stated that Party Primaries for Councillors and Chairmen will hold on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of October 2017 respectively at the local government party secretariats. Run off primaries and consideration of Appeals will subsequently take place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October, 2017.