As far as the 2019 presidential election is concerned, President Muhammadu Buhari has crossed the first hurdle.

It no longer matters to him that the cost of the nomination form for the presidency is beyond the reach of many aspirants.

On Wednesday, a pro-Buhari support group, the Consolidation Ambassadors Network, NCAN, obtained the presidential election nomination forms on behalf of the president who is currently in China for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, FOCAC summit.

The group paid the mandatory 45 million naira for the expression of interest and the nomination form.

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The cheque was received by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in Abuja.

Meanwhile, the APC has released timetable for its primaries.

According to Emma Ibediro, the National Organising Secretary of the APC, the party’s congress would hold on September 12 nationwide to elect delegates for its primaries.

September 13-14 has been fixed to hear appeals that may arise from the congress, while September 15-18 would be for screening of aspirants that purchased forms.

“All forms are to be collected and submitted on or before Wednesday September 12, 2018,” he said.

“Appeals that may arise from the screening of aspirants would be heard on September 19-20.

“Presidential primaries would hold on September 20 while appeal that may arise from the conduct would be heard on September 22.”

September 25 has been fixed for the party’s governorship primaries to elect governorship candidates for the election, while September 26-27, had also been fixed as a day for hearing of appeal that may arise from the conduct.

For September 28- 30, it will be for hearing of appeals that may arise from all legislative primaries, while October 6 has been fixed for the National Convention to ratify the party’s candidate for the 2019 Presidential election.

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