Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and Presidential hopeful on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has picked the party’s national form by paying the stipulated N27.5m.
Atiku paid for the nomination form on Monday. The former VP picked the form at the end of a short ceremony at APC’s national secretariat in Abuja.
While speaking at the event, Atiku implored the party leaders to ensure a level-playing field for all aspirants before and during the primaries.
“Mr. Chairman, I need not let you know my political antecedents as far as the provision of a level-playing field for every member of this party is concerned because that is the only thing or one of the things that will make us different from the so called ruling party.
“Anybody who believes he has a democratic right to exercise should be given that opportunity to exercise that right. It is left for the members of this party and the Nigerian public to make a decision.
“I don’t think it is the responsibility of anyone of us as an individual or group to decide for this party or its membership for the people of this country. Yes, as leaders, we have a responsibility to guide those coming behind, but the guidance should be based on this firmly rooted democratic principles.
“Mr. Chairman, therefore, it is my singular honour and privilege to hand over to you or your representative two receipts: one, presidential expression of interest; the second one, presidential nomination form; all totaling N27.5m and I believe I am now entitled to receive my forms and then go onto the next stage,” he said.Follow Us on Social Media