- says would undermine his anti corruption stance
By Lanre Adesanya
The Coalition of 2019 All Progressives Congress Presidential Aspirants has advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to accept the N45 million nomination and Expression of Interest fees because such would affect his anti-corruption stance.
The coalition made the appeal at a news conference in Lagos in a communique read by Chief Charles Udeogaranya, one of the aspirants after a meeting.
According to the group, accepting such forms will defeat the President’s image in the fight corruption.
“We demand that President Muhammadu Buhari should reject the N45 million nomination forms purchased for him by a group for some reasons.
“It fundamentally contravenes Section 90 (9) of the electoral law and the offer runs contrary to Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade.
“Though some aspirants can afford the exorbitant cost of the forms, such amount is clearly not affordable to many others, including President Buhari and particularly the youths and women of our great party, APC.
“We demand that the party should, without further delay, scrap nomination fees in consistent with the law of the land,” the communiqué read in part.
According to it, failure to adhere to the demands will give the group no other option than to conduct our own primaries in line with extant electoral laws and the constitution.
The coalition said that if given the opportunity to lead, concerted efforts would be made to ensure policies implementations, saying that the major challenge facing the country was not lack of polices but failure to implement them.
According to the group, the power generation roadmap would be implemented to fight youth unemployment, poverty and economic crisis facing the nation.
The coalition added that Nigeria would be great if credible leadership would be provided to manage the nation’s human and material resources.
The communique was signed by Dr SKC Ogbonnia, Alhaji Mumakai Unagha and Udeogaranya.