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APC pegs Presidential Nomination Forms at ₦45million

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APC pegs Presidential Nomination Forms at ₦45million | BellaNaija

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that politicians who wish to run for president in the coming 2019 elections under its party will have to spend ₦45 million.

The Cable reports that this was revealed by the National Organizing Secretary of the APC, Emma Ibediro, in a schedule and timetable published in Abuja on Tuesday.

The schedule also revealed that governorship aspirants will have to pay ₦22.5 million.

The ₦45 million is broken down to ₦40 million for the nomination form and ₦5 million for the expression of interest form.

Governorship aspirants are to buy nomination forms at the sum of ₦20 million, while their expression of interest form goes for ₦2.5 million.

The party’s primary is said to be slated for September 20.

3 Comments

  1. Nnenne

    September 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Tell me how we can get good candidates to run.

    Now the money bags will pay on people’s behalf, then hold the entire country at random later.
    This is very wrong!

    Big questions: How do Nigeria,encourage individuals with knowledge and vision to run for elections without having them sold to the highest bidder, who will come back to torment all of us?
    How do we transparently run for an affordable election?

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      September 6, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      The answer is to run under a different party.

      Currently, INEC has a register which lists scores of those lesser known political groups. Now, the problem is that some of those parties were registered without any real intent to upset the status quo – it’s basically a case of making noise, mobilizing your own campaign for an elected position and hoping to get noticed. Then, if you are, you strike some sort of arrangement before votes are cast and eventually decamp to one of the larger sharks in the tank.

      So, if you can find one that aligns with your ethos and are ready to reinject life into its manifesto, pick it out of the list and run under it. Otherwise, feel free to add to INEC’s list and register a new party….. but there are options, even though it’s seemingly one of David fighting Goliath (and don’t forget how that story ends as well 🙂 ).

  2. abby

    September 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    45 million!!! Is this for real?

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