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Politics is now for ‘money bag’ – Femi Falana hits APC, PDP

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Activist lawyer, Femi Falana has said that going by the development in the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, regarding their 100 and 40 million Naira nomination and expression of interest forms, politics is now for the ‘money bags’. 

Recall that both parties had put their nomination and expression of interest forms for N100 million and N40 million respectively. 

But Falana, while reacting to the issue of Channels Television said, said it’s immoral and illegal to do so when the nation’s minimum wage is N30, 000.

According to Falana, such outrageous fees were against constitutional provisions.

He said: “Those outrageous nomination fees are immoral, insensitive, and illegal.

“If these parties are saying they want to exclude unserious people, that if you cannot mobilise N100 million or N40 million, you cannot attain some positions in your country, that is discriminatory and illegal.

“You are now saying that the politics of the country is for moneybags or fat cats.

“The immorality of it is that we have over 90 million Nigerians that have been classified poor. In a country where the minimum wage is about N30,000 and it is not paid by some States, you can’t say you are collecting N100 million or N40 million to purchase a form.”

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