May 18, 2022

2023: APC rakes in N1.730bn from 18 presidential aspirants so far





Could this be true!  18 aspirants under APC have paid N100m each, that the party has raked in N1.730bn so far? learnt that despite the public outcries against the huge sums, N100 million, demanded from interested politicians to buy a form to enable them contest for one seat in Aso Rock, the numbers are multiplying on daily basis.

Just one party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has raked in N1.6 billion from would be contestants for one seat in Aso Rock.

The newest entrant into the race on Friday is Dimeji Bankole, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, who declared his intent to be the flagbearer of the ruling party.

When APC came out with demand for N100 million, it generated controversy. APC pegged the costs for its expression of interest and presidential nomination forms at N30 million and N70 million respectively (N100 million total price).

As the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has extended the sale of expression of interest and nomination forms for the 2023 general election to Tuesday, May 10, 2022, some aspirants may likely join as the deadline is drawing closer. learnt from a report that as the time of publishing this report, about 18 aspirants have purchased the form. Check out the full list of APC aspirants below:

1) Ken Nnamani

2) Yahaya Bello

3) Tein Jack Rich (yet to buy form)

4) Rotimi Amaechi

5) Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim

6) Dave Umahi

7) Ben Ayade (yet to buy form)

8) Rochas Okorocha

9) Adams Oshiomhole (yet to buy form)

10) Bola Tinubu

11) Yemi Osinbajo

12) Kayode Fayemi (yet to buy form)

13) Ibikunle Amosun

14) Godswill Akpabio (yet to buy form)

15) Emeka Nwajuiba

16) Pastor Tunde Bakare

17) Chris Ngige (yet to buy form)

18) Ogbonnaya Onu

19) Dimeji Bankole

20) Pastor Nicholas Felix Nwagbo

21) Muhammed Badaru Abubakar

22) Ahmed Yerima (yet to buy form)

23) Orji Uzor Kalu (yet to buy form)

24) Nicholas Bello

25) Uju Kennedy Ohanenye

Ms Uju Ohanenye (left)

26) Adamu Garba (yet to buy form)