Opposition groups including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have lashed out at the All Progressives Congress over the high cost of its nomination forms.
Among them also includes Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
The APC had on Tuesday stated that a presidential aspirant would pay N45m for its expression of interest and nominations forms, while governorship aspirants would pay N22.5m; a senatorial aspirant, N7m; House of Representatives, N3.85m; and state assemblies, N850, 000.
Commenting on the high cost of nomination forms, the PDP said it had confirmed the APC as a party of looters, comparing its charge of Four years ago to the present.
The PDP describes the sudden change as ‘horrible’.
National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, asked Nigerians to notice the sudden change in the fortune of the APC.
“When we heard about the nomination fees, we all thought it was a lie or joke. But events have shown that the fees are real and the APC is indeed a party of deceit.
“How do you want someone who claimed not to have touched N14m three years ago to now have such huge sum of money when he claimed he came to power to serve?
“We have now seen that instead of serving Nigerians, the APC and its members have come to serve themselves and their cronies.
“The amount of money it is asking its members and even Nigerians interested in elective offices to bring is horrible and criminal.
“Such action has shown the APC as a party of a few people who have either looted funds meant for the entire Nigerians or are still looting.
“Nigerians should resist it by running away from the party and its agents. In the next four years, it will definitely ask Nigerians to pay like N100m for presidential nomination fees.”
Secondus also doubted the claim that a group of people had purchased the forms for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Similarly, the CNM led by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, said Buhari deceived Nigerians in a similar manner during the build-up to the presidential primary of the APC when he claimed that he took a loan of N27.5m in order to purchase the APC forms.