The All Progressives Congress has explained why it granted access to the party’s N100 million presidential nomination and expression of interest forms to any interested presidential candidate.
When questioned why the party permitted organisations and people to acquire aspirant forms, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, confirmed this in an interview on Channels TV on Wednesday.
In his statement, Morka said that organizations were permitted to choose presidential candidate forms because they believe in the person.
Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment; Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources; and Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, did not file their presidential forms, according to Naija02.
The spokesman further stated:
“If I believe very strongly in you that you’ll make a good President…you know, I’ll purchase. At the time of purchase, there are no filters.
“You come, indicate the office you want to purchase a form for, make the payment, payment is confirmed and the form is given to you.
“It’s at the point of submission that the actual verification begins, where we begin to check all of the requirements, whether you actually met those requirements or not and all of the things the guideline set out as eligibility to run.
“It is at the point of submission actually that we begin to do the checklist of those things that should be there, but otherwise, at the point of purchase, we sell the forms.”
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