Naira Marley Considers Joining Presidential Race
KanyiDaily recalls that the APC had announced that presidential candidates are expected to pay N100 million to buy the nomination form while the governorship candidates will pay N50 million.
The price of the nomination form for the state house of assembly was pegged at N2 million while the house of representatives is N10million and the senate is N20 million.
However, the ruling party also approved a 50 percent reduction in the price of nomination forms for individuals under 40 years of age, meaning those under 40 can now purchase the nomination form for the presidential election at N50 million, instead of N100 million.
The prices of the nomination forms have sparked outrage with many Nigerians lamenting that the electoral process is now a business from which the winners would hope to earn profits in terms of looting public vault, noting that it is never about selfless service to the society.
Reacting to the controversy, Naira Marley took to his Twitter page to ask Nigerians if they would vote for him, if he gets the form to run for president in 2023.
“If I get that presidential form, she una go vote for me?” He wrote in Pidgin English.
If I get that presidential form, shey una go vote for me?
— nairamarley (@officialnairam1) April 21, 2022
Meanwhile, Nollywood actress, Mary Lazarus said she would gladly collect any money offered to her by politicians seeking to buy her vote in the 2023 general election.