The National Secretary of the PDP National Youth Movement, Dr. Gbe Benjamin Orduen aka AG-BEN, has described the APC cost of nomination and expression of interest forms for its 2023 primary election as a clear endorsement of corruption and political castration of the youth seeking election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, urging them to dump the party immediately and join the PDP.
“How can a party that claims to be fighting corruption be more corrupt than corruption itself?” he querried, saying that APC, under General Muhamadu Buhari and the entire leadership of the party, has no good plan for the future of Nigeria and Nigerians.
He continued, “With this, it’s now audible to the deaf and visible to the blind that the party has not just lost touch with the economic realities of the country, but is confused and needs help! How can you peg nomination and expression of interest forms for presidential election at N100million; governorship at N50million; senate at N20million, House of Representatives at N10million and N2million for State House of Assembly under this scorching economic atmosphere? How can the youth be part of this?
“President Muhammadu Buhari, who, despite having previously served the country in different capacities, even as Head of State, couldn’t afford the nomination form in 2015 at N27.5m, even when the country’s economy was booming (under the PDP)… the same person is now behind the sales of the same form at N100m. How can the youth participate? This is their undemocratic way of surreptitiously precluding the youth and completely shutting out the few honest Nigerians that are still in the party from contesting under the party. The stealthy footsteps of the APC to keep Nigeria in this precarious situation are loud and Nigerians have taken notice.
“APC and the cabals are hell-bent on handing the mantle of leadership to a more corrupt person than General Buhari, in order to conceal the many atrocities of this present administration and also to continue their borrowing-and-looting game. This corruption legitimisation strategy of the APC should be fiercely resisted before it’s too late,” he further stressed, noting: “instead of paying such ridiculous amount to acquire the forms of a party that is already rejected by Nigerians, a party that has zero capacity to win elections, aspirants that mean well for the country should shun the party and join the PDP as only the Peoples Democratic Party has the goodwill and the acceptability of Nigerians to win elections as evident in the outcomes of the few by-elections and local government elections in some states and the FCT.”/SHARE THIS
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