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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has jacked up the fee the party charges for its governorship nomination form to N20 million. Prior to the new fee, the PDP governorship nomination form was sold for N5 million. The decision was made on Thursday at its 86th emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting which held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. This new fee has come ahead of the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. The former ruling party blamed the hike in the fee on rising costs of printing and logistics. The spokesperson for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, told journalists that the proceeds from the sales of forms to aspirants will help the party to cover the cost of conducting free and fair primaries for contestants. Ologbondiyan further noted that the party had set up an investigation panel to probe what happened at the National Assembly leadership elections where some members of the PDP allegedly voted against the party’s preferred candidates.