The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has become the first person to pick up the APC Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms which costs a whopping N100 million, ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.
This is coming at a time when academic activities at the nation’s public universities have been paralyzed due to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
According to article 84(12) of the recently signed Electoral Act 2022, appointed public officers vying for Electoral offices are required to resign from their current positions before the APC primary elections holding from May 30 to June 1, 2022.
Nwajiuba is not the only minister on the list who hasn’t resigned as demanded by the electoral act, as Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi, Labour Minister Chris Ngige and other presidential aides, are currently vying for various offices at federal and state levels.
Many Nigerians have raised concerns over the costs of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms which they argue will be out of reach for hundreds of people.
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