The Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has finally purchased Expression of Interest and Presidential Nomination Forms on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Kwankwaso, who collected the form on Thursday at the cost of N27.5million, while speaking at the APC's national secretariat in Abuja stated that some Nigerians paid for the form on his behalf.
According to the governor, the forms were paid for by some of his supporters comprising members of the National Assembly, Kano State Assembly and elders across the country.
Commenting on the number of presidential aspirants in the APC, Kwankwaso said that their entry was to add value to it.
He said: "I want to thank those who contributed in one way or the other in purchasing this form. Mr. Chairman, while I am thanking the National Working Committee, NWC, I want to also thank those who contributed money to purchase this form: members of National Assembly, state assembly, elders not only from Kano, but across the country.
"Mr. Chairman, I have the capacity to buy this form. But unfortunately or fortunately, they did not tell me. They just went ahead. Not only did they purchase the forms, they told me they have a lot of money for us to start the campaign.
"So, I want to thank all those who initiated this. That is what I can call a pleasant surprise."
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Kwankwaso also stated that many more politicians from other political parties would soon join the APC.
The incumbent Governor of Kano defected to the APC from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, last year.
Kwankwanso had on Tuesday at the old parade ground in Abuja declared his intention to run for the 2015 presidency.
This is coming after former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari claimed he got his own money to purchase the APC Presidential Nomination Forms through a bank loan.
Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar was the first aspirant to purchase the APC Presidential Nomination Forms.
The founder, LEADERSHIP Group, Sam Nda-Isaiah has however stated that he will collect his own form on 3 November.
It would be recalled that President Goodluck Jonathan had few days ago announced that some individuals and groups of people got him the Presidential Nomination Forms on the platform of the People's Democratic Party, PDP.