A foundation member of All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Osita Okechukwu says the N100million nomination form for presidential aspirants is to maintain the axiom of Mr President not to fund the party with public funds.

The APC on Wednesday announced the fees to be paid by aspirants for various elective offices in the 2023 elections, with the presidential nomination form pegged at N100 million.

The N100million nomination fee has generated negative reactions from Nigerians.

But Okechukwu, also Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON) said it was not out of order.

“May I humbly appeal to our compatriots, our membership and our teeming supporters to note that the N100 million and other nomination fees are to primarily maintain the axiom of Mr President not to use public funds to fund our great party the APC.

“Secondly, Buhari expects the candidates to mobilise nomination fees from their supporters as he did at various times in his four times bid for president.

TheNation/Cynthia Akere

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