JUST IN: Tinubu, Osinbajo, Amaechi, others to pay N100m for APC nomination forms

This is even as the party disclosed that the forms for those seeking tickets to contest governorship elections in respective states cost N50 million.
JUST IN: Tinubu, Osinbajo, Amaechi, others to pay N100m for APC nomination forms

*JUST IN: Tinubu, Osinbajo, Amaechi, others to pay N100m for APC nomination forms*

The ruling All Progressives Congress on Wednesday announced that any candidate planning to pick up its nomination and expression of interest forms will cough up N100 million.

This is even as the party disclosed that the forms for those seeking tickets to contest governorship elections in respective states cost N50 million.

The development, which was revealed by APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morgan, is coming on the heels of 2023 declaration by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment).

Morgan stated that all aspirants would pay N100 million to vie for a spot at the primary to elect the flagbearer of the APC later in May.

Before the briefing by the party’s spokesman, President Buhari presided over an extraordinary emergency meeting of the APC National Executive Committee.

Among those present were Professor Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; and Governor Fayemi of Ekiti, among other party leaders.

In preparation for the election, the NEC resolved to vest its powers on the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party for the next 90 days. The resolution followed a motion moved by Senator Lawan and seconded by Speaker Gbajabiamila.

Before the decision was taken, APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, began by informing members that the NWC has begun the process of uniting aggrieved members and discussing the coming elections.

He encouraged them to uphold exemplary behaviours, saying the party’s underlying problem was a crisis fuelled by ego.

Adamu lamented that ego has widened the gap between the former and serving governors while the party is made to suffer.

According to him, there is no reason for the competition, and it is important for serving governors to work in harmonious and mutual respect with their predecessors, some of whom are now senators.

The national chairman promised that the NWC would deliver, particularly with a united front, and urged members to desist from using the media to settle grievances.

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