APC primary: Nigerians condemn N100m nomination fee

The All Progressives Congress has announced that its sale of presidential, governorship, national, and state assembly forms will begin on Saturday.

The party revealed this after its 11th National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

APC failed to disclose if it would be zoning its presidential ticket or not thereby leaving its forms open for all to buy.

Its high nomination fees for aspirants have, however, generated angry reactions among Nigerians, with many of them saying they were symptomatic of the corrupt APC government.

The APC pegged its expression of interest and nomination forms for the presidential ticket at N100m.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, disclosed this shortly after the 11th NEC meeting of the APC.

A former media aide to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, asked, “How can the APC set presidential nomination forms at N100m? Is that not encouraging corruption? Who, but the corrupt, can afford that? Is that why they pardoned (Joshua) Dariye and (Rev Jolly) Nyame, so they can sponsor forms?”

In his contribution, journalist, Adejumo Kabir, tweeted, “Buhari criticized the N27.5m levy for the presidential nomination form in 2014, describing it as exorbitant. Today, he leads a party selling a form for N100m. Shame on him.”

Gold Isaiah tweeted, “The APC presidential nomination form is pegged at N100m. I’m not surprised because all the money they have been borrowing is in their accounts. Highly corrupt regime!”

On a different note, the Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria and founding member of the party, Osita Okechukwu, justified the high cost of forms, saying it would deter unserious aspirants.



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