Adamu justifies N100m price for APC presidential forms


APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu

Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), has broken his silence over the high price of the party’s nomination and expression of interest forms.

He spoke on Friday when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

According to him, the party had to do charge the high amount for the form in order to mobilise sufficient funds for the running of the party as well as its campaigns for next year’s general elections.

“On the issue of the cost of our forms, we have been listening to the hues and cries from our lovers and our adversaries and we have no regrets whatsoever.

“We did some homework and we know what it takes to go through primaries, presidential campaign and election of a president.

“We also do know that there are citizens who are qualified to contest but are not serious contenders who will assert their rights and create problems for our party.

“Similarly, we know that there are political parties that have no chance to win the presidential election in Nigeria.

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“They will sponsor people to parties that have prospects of winning the election in order to cause problems or divert attention.

“Over and above that, yes, we are the ruling party and we need to set an example. We don’t want to continue begging for funds, particularly in an election year like this.

“So, we want to see that we are able to mobilise enough funds to support our effort to win elections,” the APC Chairman clarified.

On the forthcoming APC presidential party primaries, Adamu assured that the exercises would be free and fair, culminating in the emergence of an acceptable candidate.

“By the grace of God, we will come out and at the appropriate time with a candidate that the convention of our great party will choose.

“I do not want to speculate but my duty as a party Chairman is to listen to our party men and leaders and stakeholders to see what is going to be best when the time comes,” he added.

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