The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raked in the sum of N273 million from the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms for Edo and Ondo states governorship elections.
Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced September 19 and October 10, 2020, for the Edo and Ondo elections respectively.
The PDP pegged its expression of interest and nomination forms at N21 million per aspirant.
It was gathered from the Office of the PDP National Organising Secretary, retired Col. Austin Akobundu, yesterday, that the party realised a total of N84 million from four aspirants in Edo State and N189 million from nine aspirants in Ondo State.
The four aspirants who obtained their forms in Edo are; Governor Godwin Obaseki, Kenneth Imansuangbon, Omoregie-Ogbeide and Gideon Ikhine.
Those for Ondo are; the deputy governor of the state, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, Barr. Eyitayo Jegede, Dr Eddy Olafeso, Barr. Sola Ebiseni, Senator Boluwaji Kunlere, Mr Banji Ben Okunomo, Otunba Bamidele Akingboye and Chief Bode Ayorinde.
The party has already conducted its primary poll for the Edo election where Governor Obaseki emerged the candidate of the party.
It will conduct its primary poll in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on July 22 where delegates would elect its candidate for the October election