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2011: NMPP to present presidential candidate…fixes N1.5m as nomination fee for aspirants

By Chris Ochayi

ABUJA—The  National Movement of Progressive Party, NMPP, yesterday ruled out the possibility of forming alliance with any political parties as it resolved to present a presidential torch-bearer who will slug it out with other parties’ candidates during the 2011 presidential polls.

To this end, the party has announced the fees for nomination and expression of interest for various elective offices, with the nomination fees for the presidential aspirants fixed at N1.5 million.

While the nomination fees for governorship aspirants stands at N1 million, senatorial and the House of Representatives aspirants are to pay N800,000 and N500, 000 respectively, while that of House of Assembly is fixed at N200, 000.

National Chairman, NMPP, Dr Lawrence Atuana, who announced this development in a statement after the National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the party, said women aspirants were exempted from nomination fees in order to encourage them to vie for elective positions in the country.

According to him, “NEC enjoins eligible Nigerians to participate in the January 2011 voters’ registration as power resides in the people. The outcome of the elections must reflect the wish of the electorate.”


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