A total sum of N121million has been paid to the All Progressives Congress, APC, by all its governorship aspirants in Ondo State.
As of Friday when collection of the Nomination and Declaration of Interest Forms by aspirants closed, 23 of the aspirants, including a female, had already picked and paid for the forms.
The forms, which went for N5m (nomination) and N500,000 (Declaration of Interest), are a prerequisite for any governorship aspirant to participate in the APC’s primary election slated for August 27.
The election proper holds on November 26, 2016.
Some political parties, including the APC, offer female contestants forms for free to allow for more women participation in politics.
The 22 male aspirants, who paid N5.5m each for the forms, have paid a total of N121m into the coffers of the APC.
The deadline for the submission of forms is today (Monday).