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APC, PDP made N219m from Edo gov forms

The two significant ideological party– the All Progressives Congress APC and the People democratic party PDP – have made the sum of N219m from sales of Edo State governorship ahead of the September general elections, The POLITICS360 has learnt.

While the APC made N135m, the PDP made N84m from the from the sale of nomination and expression of interest forms.

The APC sold its Expression of Interest forms for N2.5m while the nomination form was sold for N20m.

Women and disabled persons were, however, given the option of paying half the price.

Six men bought the forms and they include, Governor Godwin Obaseki, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Dr. Pius Odubu, Chris Ogiemwonyi, Osaro Obazee and Matthew Iduoriyekemwen.

Three of them including Obaseki, Ogiemwonyi and Iduoriyekenwen were disqualified.

The remaining two later stepped down for Ize-Iyamu who eventually won the primary.

The PDP on its part sold its expression of interest forms for N1m while the nomination form was sold for N20m.

Women were given the privilege of picking up the forms for free.

The PDP sold forms to four aspirants. They are Gideon Ikhine, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, Mr. Kenneth Imansuangbon and Governor Obaseki who recently defected to the party.

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