President Muhammadu Buhari will receive presidential nomination and expression of interest forms on Tuesday, NAN is reporting.
Buhari would pick the forms at the new banquet hall of the presidential villa, Abuja, at 11:30am.
On September 5, a group known as the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN) presented a cheque of N45 million to Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the purchase of presidential nomination form for the president.
Presenting the cheque at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja, Sanusi Musa, coordinator of the group, said the decision to buy the form was informed by “the need to consolidate on the foundation for a better Nigeria”.
Musa was quoted as saying the group could not handover the documents to the president immediately after purchase as he was in China on official engagements.
“The president is just back, so we have not yet presented the form to the president. We are in the process of sending it. We will send it to him,” he had said.
The group has been subjected to criticisms for the gesture, with many demanding to know its financier.
But Musa dismissed the insinuation that the group was being financed by a popular politician.