Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has purchased the APC governorship nomination and expression of interest form for the forthcoming 2019 election.
Bello is the first aspirant to pick the form after paying N22.5 million.
The form was presented to the governor by Alhaji Abubakar Kari on behalf of the national organising secretary.
Bello is said to have fallen out with stakeholders and civil servants in the state.
He owes civil servants and pensioners many months' arrears.
Civil servants on Tuesday staged a protest to demand the immediate payment of their salaries.