President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from a group, Nigerian Consolidation Ambassadors Network, which reportedly donated the forms worth N45m to him in his reelection bid.
The forms were officially handed over to Mr. Buhari in a show-off event on Tuesday in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
After receivng the forms, the president lambasted defectors from the APC, labelling them weak and selfish politicians.
He said, “I am honoured today to receive youths from all over the country contributing to buy the form for me.
“The weakest whose sense of expectation do not align with our vision have exited our party.
“We now have a party of strong and patriotic people who are ready to work for a strong Nigeria.”
The forms were presented to Mr. Buhari by representatives of the group, comprising the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Farouk Adamu Aliyu; the Deputy Chairman of the BoT, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; the National Coordinator of the group, Sunusi Musa; the six zonal coordinators, and three special representatives.
The Minister of Transportation and Director-General of the President’s campaign organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, the president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami witnessed the form handing over show.
Mr. Buhari thanked the group,said to be made up of youths from different parts of the country, for their gesture.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have on Social Media questioned the rationale behind youths, some of them unemployed, buying form for the president, when according to them, he can afford to pay for it.