Adebayo Shittu, the minister of communications, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, declared that contrary to insinuation that he was rich as a Minister under President Muhammadu Buhari, he could not afford to pay the N22.5 million All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial forms.
Shittu, who insisted that there was no way he could afford to pay the gubernatorial nomination and expression of interest forms of the ruling APC pegged at N22.5 million, added that he could not purchase the forms until those who believed in him came to his aid to buy the forms.
The APC chieftain, who is a gubernatorial aspirant under APC in Oyo state, made these revelations while speaking with journalists in Ibadan, the state capital, on Saturday.
Shittu, while responding to a question on the exorbitant fees charged by the party, said he was a poor man and there was no way he could pay such a ‘huge money’.
Shittu who purchased the forms through two of his aides, Saheed Oladele, the head of Adebayo Shittu Strategy Committee and Malik Aderogba, the head of Special Tasks for Adebayo Shittu’s Campaign Organization penultimate Monday said that he can’t have such money to buy the forms.
He said, “It is inconceivable that I can have such money to buy the nomination form.