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Buhari supporters from villages, LGAs, contribute to buy him N45m nomination form
A group known as Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN) has purchased the N45 million presidential nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presenting the N45 million cheque to the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, Coordinator of the group, Sanusi Musa, said members from several villages and local government areas had contributed in order to raise the sum.
Musa said the gesture was a demonstration of their belief in Buhari’s leadership and the foundation he is laying for a better Nigeria.
“We cannot afford to go back to Egypt. We cannot afford to destroy the future of our children. The foundation laid by President Muhammadu Buhari must be reinforced,” Sanusi said.
“We believe in the leadership of President Buhari, we count on him to consolidate the good work he has started for another four more years.
“It is for this reason, Mr Chairman, (that) we have decided to pull our meagre resources together and purchase the expression of interest and nomination forms for President Buhari as he presents himself to our party members to be chosen as its candidate for the 2019 general election.
“Our members from various villages, local governments and states have contributed to making this happen.
“We have no doubt that Mr President has, both in action and words, been working to lay a foundation for greater and prosperous nation that our generation and future generation will be proud of.”
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had told journalists in July, that “a number of groups have promised to purchase the forms for the president as their own way of appreciating the good leadership President Buhari is offering the country”.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who is running for the presidency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also said his supporters paid for his nomination form (N12 million).