NAN – The Alliance for Democracy (AD), has decried the high cost of nominations forms for aspirants in some political parties, saying the price tag could turn politics to business.
In a statement released in Abuja on Sunday, signed by its National Secretary, Mr Rafiu Salau, the party said the high cost could also create foundation for corruption.
”If occupying elective office requires selling of properties or acquiring loans, some of the members of the political class will see an elective position as a business and an opportunity to increase their wealth.
”The high cost of these forms will turn politics to business and that is a sure foundation for corruption.
”Alliance for Democracy does not see politics as business. It is for the service of the people. Contesting for elective positions is to contribute to the development of the constituencies in particular, and the nation in general”, it said
The Party said it was giving out its forms free to all aspirants vying for positions because ”the elective positions are not for the candidates, but the people.”