Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that nomination forms for the 2023 presidential election will cost N100 million.
It also pegged the cost of governorship nomination forms at the rate of N50 million.
The amounts were approved at the 11th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the party which took place in Abuja today.
In a tweet on the APC’s official Twitter handle (@OfficialAPCNg), the party further fixed the prices of expression of interest/nomination forms for the 2023 elections for state House of Assembly, House of Reprentatives and the Senate at N2 million, N10 million and N20 million respectively.
President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the House of Represntatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, among others were also in attendance at the meeting chaired by Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the party chairman.
APC has a long list of presidential aspirants, including Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Bola Tinubu, Chris Nigige, Rochas Okorocha and Ken Nnamani.
Ibikunle Amosun, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele and others are expected to join the race.
The announcement of prices of the nomination forms has attracted a lot of criticism from political analysts, especially in the social media, who observed that the costs were too high.
Many observers argued that the prices have shown that running for election in Nigeria is for the rich only, rather than for candidates with integrity.
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