A mild drama ensued on Wednesday at the NEC Hall of the All Progressive Congress National Secretariat, Abuja while President Muhammadu Buhari was there to submit his nomination form.
The drama happened following the insistence of APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole that President Buhari should pay N100 before collecting his party’s digital membership card.
Speaking after paying the said sum and submitting his form, Buhari said, “I am here in person among friends and colleagues to put my name forward to my party, the APC seeking nomination to contest the presidential election next year 2019.
“Fellow party members, I am taking this step with all humility, sense of responsibility and unquestionable desire to serve and protect the interest of all Nigerians.
“I am very grateful to those dozens of organisations who have teamed up and contributed funds to purchase these forms. I assure them and rest of Nigerians that if nominated, and if elected, I shall continue to serve you to the best of my abilities.
“Let me today appeal to party members not to be complacent but to prepare, strategise and win 2019 elections. We must not allow those who brought the country to its knees from 1999 to 2015 to come and take us back.”
The President arrived at the APC secretariat at around 4.00pm to a rousing welcome from supporters shouting: Sai Baba.