Reno Omokri, a former aide of former president Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the high cost of the All Progressives Congress(APC) nomination form. The APC announced that its expression of interest form for presidency is N5,000,000 while its N45,000,000 for nomination form for the same category.
Reacting to the cost, Mr Omokri has said that the presidential nomination form of the ruling party is too expensive and as such, mocks the #NotTooYoungToRun Act, that was recently signed by president Muhammadu Buhari.
Omokri, in a Twitter post on Wednesday stressed that Nigeria needs a #NotTooPoorToRun Bill following the high cost of the APC nomination form for presidency.
₦45 million for a Presidential nomination form is too expensive. You make mockery of the #NotTooYoungToRun Act. Your nomination forms cost 4 times what @OfficialPDPNig charges. Nigeria needs a #NotTooPoorToRun Bill because of what you are doing #RenosDarts
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) September 5, 2018
Also reacting is Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). Ologbondiyan says such huge amount to purshase nomination forms in the ruling party would definitely encourage corruption.
According the National secretary of the main opposition party, writing via Twitter on Wednesday said, the candidates, if elected would do all they can, to recoup their investment. He wrote:
Have you seen @OfficialAPCNg cost of forms? Eeeewo!!!
It encourages corruption and makes looting mandatory if their members ever won election into any of the offices. #corruptionwithoutlimits
— Kola Ologbondiyan (@officialKolaO) September 5, 2018