Nigeria : APC sets ₦100million for party presidential form


Tinubu, Osinbajo, Amaechi, others to pay ₦100million for APC presidential form as The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed the cost of its presidential expression of interest and nomination forms so.

A spokesperson of the APC Felix Morka revealed this at the end of the emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.

Morka said the expression of interest form is ₦30 million while the nomination form is ₦70 million.

Howeer, President Muhammadu Buhari had in 2014 criticised the N27.5 million levy for the forms, describing it as exorbitant.

APC presidential aspirants that have declared interest included former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige.

Others are Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, his counterpart in Ebonyi, Dave Umahi, former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani and former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu.

For governors, the party approved ₦50 million for both nomination and expression of interest, while Senate and House of Representatives aspirants are to pay ₦20 million and ₦10 million respectively.

Aspirants for state house of assembly are to pay ₦2 million for both forms.

NEC adopted indirect primaries which means that delegates will decide the flag bearers of the party.

Also, the decision making power of the National Executive Committee (NEC) has been transferred to the Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) for a period of 90 days.

The emergency NEC meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

APC chieftains at the meeting include President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, chairman Abdullahi Adamu, vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other party members.

APC National Chairman of the party said the meeting is the first the NWC will be having with the NEC and will begin the process by uniting aggrieved members as well as discussing upcoming elections.