The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked its aspirants for state assemblies, who are unable to buy nomination forms in their states, to go to the national secretariat of the party.
The party, in a statement by its acting national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, said it had received complaints from some states assembly aspirants that they were unable to access nomination forms, The Punch reports.
The statement reads in part: “With the commencement of the All Progressives Congress nomination processes for the 2019 general elections, we have received complaints from some state Houses of Assembly aspirants over inability to collect expression of interest and nomination forms in their states.
“Affected aspirants can come to the party’s national secretariat in Abuja to collect the forms after making necessary payments at designated banks.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a Lagos lawmaker, Tunde Braimoh, on Wednesday, September 5, said the cost of nomination and expression of interest forms just released by the APC for aspirants in 2019 elections, was not too high.
Braimoh, the chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Public Petitions, Human Rights and Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He spoke against that backdrop of some complaints that the fees were too high and capable of disenfranchising some aspirants in the party, especially the youth.
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In a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari has purchased his form from the ruling party to enable him to participate in the primary election ahead of the 2019 presidential election.
According to Bashir Ahmad who is the personal assistant to the president on new media, the form was purchased on behalf of the president by a “group of good Nigerians”.
In its own version of the report, Daily Trust stated that one of the president’s support groups, the Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network, bought the form on Wednesday, September 5.
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