2023: Youths to Get Free PDP Nomination Forms

NRSC also prescribed age limits for persons to be elected as Youth Leader
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Summary

In the 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can give free nomination forms to candidates under the age of 35 in all elective categories.

The idea was included in a recommendation by the party's National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee (NRSC), which is chaired by former Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki.

They would, however, be forced to pay the Expression of Interest charge, which is considerably less than the nomination fees for all election groups.

The party paid N12 million for each presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections (N2m for Expression of Interest and N10m for nomination form).

For the governorship, it demanded N6 million (N1m for Expression of Interest and N5m for Nomination form).

Senate received N4 million (N500, 000 for Expression of Interest and N3.5m for Nomination form).

Representatives received N1.5 million (N500, 000 for Expression of Interest and N1m for Nomination form).

It was N600,000 for the House of Assembly (N100, 000 for Expression of Interest and N500, 000 for Nomination form).

The NRSC also prescribed age limits for persons to be elected as Youth Leader at the ward, local, state, and national levels in a letter dated March 25, 2021, by Saraki and addressed to the PDP's National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.

The Saraki committee set a maximum age limit of 35 years for someone wishing to run for a position as a youth leader and recommended the National Working Committee (NWC) to forward the recommendation to the National Executive Committee as soon as possible (NEC).