2023: Adamu Garba Pulls Out From APC Presidential Race After Raising 83 Million Naira From Nigerians

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Reports have it that Adamu Garba has withdrawn from the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential race after he raised 83 million naira from Nigerians.

This is coming after it was reported that Adamu took to his Twitter page to beg Nigerians for financial support to purchase the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential form which cost 100 million naira.

According to Adamu who announced his withdrawal in Abuja on Tuesday, he made it known that placing the presidential form at N100 million would lead to the overfinancializing of Nigeria’s political space.

In his full words, he said;

“We believe this action is capable of overfinancializing our political space, institutionalizing vote-buying, encouraging corruption, and complete obliteration of the youth and the poor from participation.

“When we raised this concern on several media fora, the party, however, believed the high cost of form will separate the serious contenders from unserious ones.

“This goes contrary to our belief that you can only separate serious contenders from unserious ones by the competency, capacity, credibility, strength of the programme, workable solutions, and sellable candidate to Nigeria through rapid intraparty debates and other high-level criteria reviews that can ensure we present a better leader for future for Nigeria.

“We further discovered that even if we went ahead to obtain the form, the party has foreclosed the plan for primary election because of the presence of the request for a Letter of Voluntary withdrawal on page 18 of the nomination form.

“I cannot, in all honesty, rally funds from my supporters in the hope that we will be having a primary election, then sign a postdated letter of voluntary withdrawal from the contest.

“These steps, if not changed, could reverse the gains we’ve made over time and return us back to centrist, sycophantic, patronage-driven unitary systems, a situation we have to avoid at all costs in the interest of the future of Nigeria,”