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The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has amassed nothing less than ₦176 million from the eight aspirants jostling for the party’s ticket ahead of the November 6 Anambra State governorship election.
As the race for the governorship gathers momentum, no fewer than eight aspirants have purchased the expression of interest and nomination forms as of Wednesday this week, to contest for the party’s primary elections.
Three of the aspirants are currently serving members of the Anambra State House of Assembly.
The eight APGA aspirants that have picked the nomination forms, costing ₦22 million, as of, Wednesday include the former CBN Governor, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji and Hon Carter Umeh.
Other aspirants are Chief Damian Okoro, Hon Akachukwu Nwankpo, Hon Okwudili Nwankwo, Hon ThankGod Kenechukwu Ibeh and Hon Nonso Smart Okafor.
Soludo, who is a major contender in the race, came to the party’s national headquarters in Abuja to pick his form on Tuesday with a large group of supporters drumming, dancing, and singing his praises.
The Eastern Updates can confirm that APGA has approved June 23 as the date for the conduct of the party’s governorship primary election in Anambra State.
In the guideline made public, the party put the cost of expression of interest form at ₦2 million, while the nomination form is ₦20 million.
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