An aspirant for the Benue State House of Assembly, Joseph Boko has pleaded with the All Progressives Congress, APC, to reduce their nomination fee.
The politician said the price of the nomination form is discouraging qualified aspirants from contesting.
According to him, the high cost of the form showed that the APC is not different from the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
Boko who is vying to represent Kwande constituency made the call on Friday in Makurdi, the state capital.
He said the high cost of the nomination forms will affect the APC’s chances of winning in the 2015 elections as most aspirants can’t afford it.
“The high cost of nomination forms shows no ideological difference between the APC and the ruling PDP, which has also hiked the cost of forms beyond the reach of its ordinary members”, Bako said.
Bako said he was in the race to improve the living conditions of the people.
He also commended INEC’s performance in recent elections and urged it not to disappoint Nigerians in the conduct of the 2015 elections.