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APC’s presidential ticket sells for a N100,000,000.

APC’s presidential ticket sells for a N100,000,000.

The All-Progressive Congress (APC), at its National Executive Meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday 20/4/22, has fixed its presidential nomination and expression of interest forms at the sum of N100 million. APC sells presidential ticket for a N100,000,000. The APC Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, stated that the nomination and expression of interest forms for governorship

The All-Progressive Congress (APC), at its National Executive Meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday 20/4/22, has fixed its presidential nomination and expression of interest forms at the sum of N100 million.

APC sells presidential ticket for a N100,000,000.

The APC Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, stated that the nomination and expression of interest forms for governorship ticket will cost 50 million, the House of Representatives will get theirs at the cost of N10 million, Senate N20 million and for those interested to contest for the position of the House of Assembly will get theirs at the cost of  N2 million.

He further explained, that the expression of interest form is N30 million, while the nomination form cost  N70 million. This he disclosed at the Transcoro Hilton in Abuja.

The NEC, however, disclosed that the sales for the nomination and expression of interest forms for various electoral offices will commence from April 23 until May 6, 2022. However, the Presidential aspirants that have declared their interest so far in APC include:  Former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu; Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi; Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello; ex-governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; former governor of Abia State and Majority Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has drawn opposition to the cost of nomination forms. They urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate the source of wealth of any presidential aspirant who would go for the APC presidential nomination and expression of interest forms. This the organisation contest is necessary given the extortionate cost of a N100 million.

In a statement on Wednesday, by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, the group noted that , “Only corrupt politicians could afford that much for a nomination form.”

HURIWA stated: “Anyone who buys the nomination form at such a scandalous amount should be arrested and handed over to law enforcement agencies such as EFCC or ICPC or the Nigeria Police Force for investigation on the source of the money.

We only just finished carpeting the opposition PDP for bastardising the process of nominating its presidential candidate by inflating the cost of its nomination form to N40 million. Little did we know that the politicians who run the Federal Government, and have ruined the national economy will peg theirs at the extravagant cost of N100 million.

This same APC government is unable to meet the funding obligations for federal universities, and thereby has left millions of students of public schools to roam around in their homes due to industrial strike by university teachers for over two months.

It is a shame that those who seek to govern Nigeria are made to cough out so much money to purchase forms just to signpost their original intention as persons whose only objective would be to first recoup their huge investments and to further impoverish the citizenry.”

Olaoluwa Alabi
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