Falana: APC, PDP Nomination Form Fees Highest Worldwide — Such Outrageous Prices Are Illegal

rights and senior advocate of (), Femi Falana has stated that the payment of “” nomination fees is illegal and should be cancelled.

The All Progressives Congress () and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had fixed the of their nomination and expression of forms for presidential at N100 million and N40 million, respectively.

The form fees have, however, attracted .

In a statement on Sunday, Falana said since the national is N30,000 per month, the deposit of N100 million or N40 million has excluded of workers from contesting presidential elections in Nigeria.

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“Ironically, Nigeria houses the second population of poor people in the world, but the nomination fees collected from by APC and PDP are the highest in the world,” the statement reads.

While noting that in Canada, candidates are no longer required to pay a deposit for federal elections, Falana said since the Nigerian is the of the land, any policy inconsistent with it should be struck out.

“Thus, the payment of outrageous nomination fees, which is not one of the for contesting elections under the current democratic dispensation, is illegal and unconstitutional on grounds of inconsistency with the Constitution,” the statement reads

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