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Keyamo Speaks On N45m Nomination Form Bought For Buhari

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Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign has noted that the electoral law on purchasing nomination forms is being twisted.

Keyamo, who was reacting to criticisms that followed the purchase of a presidential nomination form for Buhari by the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).

Recall that on Wednesday as contained in earlier reports by Naija News, the group presented a cheque of N45 million to Adams Oshiomhole, All Progressive Congress, APC national chairman, for the purpose of buying Buhari’s form.

Critics of the gesture said it goes against section 91 (9) of the electoral act which says “no individual or other entity shall donate more than one million naira to any candidate”.

SKC Ogbonnia, a presidential aspirant in the APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had described the development as a violation of the electoral act.

In response, Keyamo said the president is still an “aspiring aspirant” and not yet a candidate of the APC in the 2019 elections.

An aspirant is a person who seeks to contest an elective position under a political party while a candidate is one who has been selected by a party to bear its flag in an election against other parties.

The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) took to Twitter to absolve Buhari of any wrongdoing, describing those quoting the act as “mischievous”.

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