President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 picked the Presidential form of the All Progressives Congress, APC, through an affiliated support group reportedly funded by the Nigerian presidency.
The Consolidation Ambassadors Network, NCAN, a pro-Buhari, group obtained the presidential election nomination forms on behalf of the president who is currently in China for FOCAC.
This move follows a tradition for President Buhari. In 2014, “supporters” obtained his presidential interest form after the retired military dictator claimed that he couldn’t afford the fee.
The ‘Poor Buhari’ image was quickly exposed as a fraud after he was declared the winner of the 2015 presidential poll. He was found to own a 5-mansion lakeside Asokoro estate in Abuja valued at N5 billion.
The group paid the mandatory N45 million for the expression of interest and the nomination form which is the highest fee charged for a presidential interest form in Nigeria.
According to the president’s spokesperson on new media, Bashir Ahmad, the N45 million expression-of-interest form was bought by “a group of good Nigerians”.
Ahmad tweeted on Wednesday; “While President @MBuhari is far in China, a group of good Nigerians bought expression of interest form and nomination form for him.”
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) September 5, 2018
Adams Oshiomhole, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress, received the cheque for the forms at the party headquarters in Abuja.