Nasarawa LG Polls:Aspirants Decried High Cost of Nomination Forms.

Some aspirants who had earlier indicated interest to contest different positions in the forthcoming local government elections in Nasarawa State, have decried the high cost of election processes.

The aspirants who indicated interests under different political parties have since disappeared owing to do the high cost of nomination forms by their various political parties.

Some of the aspirants who spoke with our correspondent in Lafia, yesterday, expressed sadness that there hopes to represent their various communities.

It will be recalled that the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASEIC), last week released elections time table, where it fixed October 6, as elections date.

As such the ruling party in the state, All Progressive Congress -APC, Zenith Labour Party-ZNL and the Peoples Democratic Party-PDP, have all indicated interests, to participate in the elections.

The ruling party, APC which has since commenced sales on Thursday, said expression Of interest chairmsship position, is 200,000 naira, while nomination form is 1 million naira

Then expression of interest form for councillorship is 15,000, while nomination Form 200,000. Physical challenged persons have 50% discount of the total amount.

However, PDP is charging only N25,000 and N50,000 as administrative fees for councilorship and chairmanship respectively.

Thursday July 22nd have been scheduled for the primary to pick candidates for the chairmanship race by the party.

On its part ZLP who also indicated interests to participate in the elections, said expression of interest form for councillorship costs N50,000 and the nomination form costs N200, 000.

While the expression of interest form for Chairmanship aspirations cost N150, 000 and the nomination form cost N1, 000,000.

ZNL said female aspirants are entitled to 50% discount on nomination forms, while physically challenged aspirants were exempted from payment of any fees.

In addition, NASEIC may fix its councillorship form at 200,000, while that of chairmsship is 500,000 naira only.

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