When it was first revealed that the amount for the expression of interest and nomination forms for the position of president under the All Progressives Congress(APC), it sparked a hot debate on social media.
Many were of the opinion that the cost is too huge and was a way of keeping other not so buoyant politicians from participating. Some even argued that it was a mockery of the #NotTooYoungToRun act, which was recently signed by president Muhammadu Buhari.
However, yesterday, news broke that a group of Buhari supporters identified as the Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network(NCAN) doled out the large sum and purchased the form, for the incumbent president.
This has generated a lot of discussions on social media. Many in the opposition have said, it would mean nothing but corruption, if he president accept the gift.
See reactions below
Selling @OfficialAPCNg presidential nomination form @N45m is corruption. Anyone who accepts @N45m form is also corrupt.
— Kola Ologbondiyan (@officialKolaO) September 6, 2018
APC is charging ₦45 million for nomination form for presidential aspirants and Adams Oshiomole who led a working class movement approved that? It is a disgrace.
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) September 6, 2018
It use to be a crime for a Public office holder to accept gift while in service till @MBuhari became President.What's the justification for an incumbent President to accept gift of N45M to purchase nomination form from Nigerian business men and women? @DeleMomodu @segalink @atiku
— Chris Okpokiri (@chrisOkpokiri) September 6, 2018
Some contracts-seeking individuals seriously bought nomination form for Buhari, you needed not to, except for your intention, his son could afford N45m easily, he has bikes and cars that are worth more than that.
— OONI OF ABUJA (@Deji_OoniAbj) September 6, 2018
Under APC govt of Buhari, the same inflation that took a bag of rice from N7k to N16k also increased APC Nomination Form from N27m to N45m
— Lere Olayinka – Aresa 1 (@OlayinkaLere) September 5, 2018
I hear a good Samaritan doled out a whopping sum of N45m to purchase the APC form for our 'incorruptible' Muhammadu Buhari.
God bless his kind heart, but let me tell y'all believers of this petty scam something, ABBA KYARI can buy 5,000 of it let alone Buhari. #ItIsTime
— Wilson | Shadrach (@iam_wilsons) September 5, 2018
"A group of good Nigerians" buy N45m Presidential Nomination Form for PMB. Can we have good Nigerians who will donate to fix electricity permanently?
— Olaolu Abimbola (@fatherla) September 5, 2018