National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Abdullahi Adamu, has declared that the party fixed its presidential nomination forms at N100 million, to discourage aspirants who are not serious contenders from infiltrating the party to cause confusion.
According to Adamu, the party has no regret over its decision, irrespective of views or opinions held by many Nigerians.
The APC chairman gave this position when he brought the gubernatorial flag bearer of the APC in the forthcoming Ekiti governorship election, Mr Abiodun Abayomi Oyebanji to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House on Friday, April 29, 2022.
He noted that it was also hiked to mobilise sufficient funds to run the elections.
He came to the Presidential Villa Abuja, in the company of the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi; Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu; and National Secretary of the APC, Iyiola Omisore.
It will be recalled that since the ruling party pegged its presidential nomination forms at N100 million, there have been public outcry and varied opinions about the decision.
While some claim it would compromise the nation’s democratic process, as it would discourage genuine aspirants that could effect the much-needed reforms from contesting, others view it as a welcome development.
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