Human rights lawyer Femi Falana faults 100 million Naira presidential nomination form fee set by ruling All Progressives Congress.
Written by News Room on May 1, 2022
Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has faulted the 100 million Naira presidential nomination form fee set by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), describing it as outrageous, immoral, insensitive, and illegal, since the country’s minimum is 30,000 Naira.
According to Falana, the immorality of it is that Nigeria have over 90 million Nigerians that have been classified poor, saying that in a country where the minimum wage is about 30,000 Naira and it is not paid by some states, you can’t say you are collecting 100 million Naira or 40 million Naira to purchase a form.
The constitutional lawyer said the move violates the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and section 42 of the Nigerian constitution which provides that nobody shall be subjected to any restriction or discrimination on the basis of class, fortune, sex, or whatever.
He said by the outrageous nomination fees, political parties are now saying that the politics of the country is for moneybags or fat cats. That is against the spirit and the letters of the constitution.