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Lagos APC generates N996.5m from selling LGA, councillorship forms

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The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has generated about N996.5m from selling governorship and councillorship forms, Saturday PUNCH has learnt.

Our correspondent learnt that councillorship forms were sold at N505,000 for persons above the age of 40 while women and persons below 40 bought the forms for N300,000.

Aspirants vying for local government chairmanship bought the forms for N2,050,000 while those below 40 and women paid N1,050,000 to purchase the forms.

The state secretary of the APC in Lagos State, Lanre Ogunyemi, had revealed last week that 332 chairmanship and 1,053 councillorship aspirants will be screened across the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas.

He, however, did not disclose how many youths and women would be contesting in the elections but it was learnt that most of those vying for councillorship seats were below 40 while those above 40 opted for local government offices.

This newspaper reports that at least N315.9m was generated from 1, 053 councillorship aspirants if they all purchased the forms at the cost of N300,000 while N680.6m was generated from the 332 chairmanship aspirants if they all bought the forms for N2, 050,000.

The Spokesman for the APC in Lagos State, Mr. Seye Oladejo, told our correspondent that he did not know exactly how much the party had generated from the sale of forms.

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