An academic who lectures on business education at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Mahmood Aliyu, has joined the race for declared his intention to contest the the Presidential seat in 2015, on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Aliyu declared his intention at a press conference in Minna on Saturday.
According to him, he stood up to challenge the current crop of leaders in Nigeria “to fight the malaise in the country.”
“There has been agitation for the emergence of new crop of leaders by well-meaning Nigerians in order to take this country out of problems,” he noted.
Aliyu also noted that the APC was the only party capable of stemming the tide of insecurity in the country.
“An APC government will tackle the security issue with all the seriousness it requires and deserves,” he said.
The university don, however added that “our party should have a rethink about the fee for presidential nomination forms, so that ordinary Nigerians can afford it.
“Ordinary people who have something to offer get scared away by the amount; even the PDP fee is not up to that of our party,” he said.
APC’s presidential nomination form is reportedly sold for N27 million.
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