2019: Olawepo decries high cost of nomination fees

A presidential aspirant, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has decried the high cost of nomination fees charged by the All Progressive Party (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He said such fees are “outrageous in a nation where people are rated to live on less than a dollar a day.”

He also criticised, some politicians whom he described as corrupt for regrouping to take over from the APC.

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Olawepo-Hashim, who is contesting on the platform of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) said the fees charged by the APC and the PDP were unparalleled in the world.

“The claims that the monies were contributed by other interest groups for some aspirants are bogus because they are most likely from government coffers.

“For those hapless members without access to government coffers, it is regrettable that they are selling their assets to raise the funds, with the mindset that such will give them license to the public till when the time comes.

“It is the reason why the ANN is following this path, as a party of new ideas, and as a party that is ready to bring in a new beginning,” he said.

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