- A group of Nigerians who bought N45 million nomination form for President Buhari are set to present it to him
- The group dismissed report that Governor Yahaya Bello is financing it
- It said supporters and admirers of the president paid for his form
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, September 11, collect presidential nomination form and the expression of interest.
The event will hold at the new Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, at 11.30a.m.
A socio-political group, the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN), who bought the form for the president, would be presenting the nomination form and expression of interest to him.
NCAN had on Wednesday purchased the expression of interest and nomination forms for the president.
The national coordinator of the group, Sanusi Musa, had earlier told newsmen in Abuja that the group could not handover the documents to the president immediately after purchase as the president was in China on official engagements.
He said: “The president is just back, so we have not yet presented the form to the president. We are in the process of sending it. We will send it to him."
Musa dismissed the insinuation that the group was being financed by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, saying that the N45 million expended on the purchase of the expression of interest and presidential nomination form was generated through contributions made by the supporters and admirers of President Buhari.
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Meanwhile, a former national commissioner of INEC, Professor Lai Olurode, on Sunday, September 9, said President Muhammadu Buhari should have rejected the N45 million approved by the APC as cost of its presidential nomination form ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He said other aspirants, especially the youth, who could not afford the nomination form, had been shut out by the decision of the ruling party.
The professor of sociology at the University of Lagos said this in Lagos during the annual national conference of Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos Area Unit, Daily Trust reports.
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