Education minister buys APC’s N100m presidential form while ASUU remains on strike
Vondigest reports that Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, on Wednesday in Abuja purchased the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC’s) nomination and declaration of interest forms for the 2023 presidential election that costs N100Million.
The development comes even as Nigerian students remain at home on account of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike which the ministry has been unable to resolve.
The expression of interest form cost N30 million while the nomination form is N70 million.
According to details scooped by POLITICS NIGERIA, Nwajiuba obtained both forms after a group, Project Nigeria, reportedly pooled the N100m fees.
This online platform gathered that his decision has started drawing criticism from many public commentators who believe it is insensitive considering Nigerian students are currently at home due to a strike occasioned by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Abubakar Usman, special assistant on new media to Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday, said the presidential hopeful is the first to get the ruling party’s presidential forms.
“The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba becomes the first person to pick the APC Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for the APC Presidential Primary as a group of Nigerians raised over N100m from where they purchased the forms for him,” he tweeted.
According to a new guideline of the APC, all political appointees who aspire to contest are to resign at least 30 days before the conduct of the primaries slated for May.