Former Senate President and APC presidential hopeful Ken Nnamani has called the tendency of support groups purchasing nomination papers for some candidates a “huge hoax.”
Nnamani stated on Arise TV today, May 12, that reports that various support groups purchased ballots for their favourite candidate were untrue, as these groups lack the funds to pay their leases. He stated that the tendency must be reversed immediately.
“Our history is replete with reluctant leaders. This concept of collecting forms by proxy, people who go and collect forms for someone. We are talking about serious business; leading a country as complicated and complex as Nigeria requires someone who is prepared for the primetime. It does not require somebody who is being persuaded to go. It means the person is not even ready. The discussion so far as being on people for who shadow groups have gone to obtain forms and claim to have contributed money for somebody. But if you take a close look at those buying forms for people, some of them appeared to be having difficulty paying their house rent. We are starting on a wrong footing, telling lies. Anybody who is serious about contesting should go and buy the form and not send people while claiming reluctance. The shadowy group going about saying they are purchasing forms for people is a laughing situation. It’s a big lie and it should be discouraged.”Nnamani said