- Over 100 groups scrambled to buy the presidential nomination form for President Muhammadu Buhari
- According to Festus Keyamo who revealed this on social media, some rice farmers was one of such groups
- He congratulated the group which beat others to purchase the N45 million form for Buhari
The official spokesperson of the Buhari 2019 campaign organisation, Festus Keyamo, has revealed that over 100 interest groups scrambled to buy the presidential nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Keyamo, who is the director, strategic communications of the president's campaign team, revealed this via his Twitter account on Thursday, September 6.
He said the group who eventually bought the form on Wednesday, September 5, “beat other groups to purchase the nomination form for Buhari.”
According to him, “there were more than 100 PMB groups rushing to Abuja in a fierce race to purchase the form. Some rice farmers was one of such groups.”
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NAIJ.com previously reported that a support group for President Buhari had decried the high cost of forms for aspirants ahead of the 2019 election.
The Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO) urged the APC to review the nomination and expression of interest fees for aspirants contesting the 2019 general elections.
According to the group, the fees being demanded by the ruling party from aspirants is a “disenfranchisement weapon” for genuine aspirants, especially youths.
The APC had on Tuesday, September 4 heeded the call and stated that a presidential aspirant would pay N45million for its expression of interest and nominations forms; a governorship aspirant would pay N22.5million; a senatorial aspirant, N7million; House of Representatives, N3.85million; and state assemblies, N850,000.
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