Buhari says “I pity myself” as he picks nomination form

Less than 24 hours after he formally declared to run for president, a former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has picked the expression of interest and nomination forms to run for the nation’s highest office on the platform of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mr. Buhari, who is running for the fourth time, shortly after picking the forms at the National Secretariat of the APC in Abuja, said that the N27.5million levy for the forms were exorbitant but that he was helpless in getting it reduced.

“It’s a pity I couldn’t influence this amount to be put down ‎as in the case of ladies and the disable that intend to participate. I always look left and right in our meetings but I could not read sympathy, so I kept my trap.

“But I felt heavily sorry for myself because I don’t want to go and ask somebody to pay for my nomination forms, because I always try to pay myself, at least for the nomination.

“N27 million is a big sum, thankfully I have personal relationship with the manager of my bank in Kaduna and I told him that very soon the forms are coming, so, whether I am on red, or green or even black please honour it otherwise I may lose the nomination.

“I was about to go to Kaduna this morning and I told the Chairman but he said in that case, you better pick your form and keep a straight face that means there is no excuse,” Mr. Buhari said.

In a short remark, the APC National Chairman, John Oyegun, told Mr. Buhari and his entourage that the party decided to make the nomination fees high “in order to separate the men from the boys”.
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  • Chris1408

    N27.5 million for a form. Anyone that pays such amount will definitely want to recoup their funds when they are elected. We need independent candidates. APC/PDP different acronyms, same worthless politicians

    • Tunsj

      I agree.

  • Kamal Kamoru

    This story has no head or tail.
    A future president that doesn’t know if his account is in Red, Blue or Black?
    How then will he know wether our revenue running into billions will be in green or yellow???
    We will just wake up one day and hear Naija is up for sale.
    Nawa o!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Kamoru, do you know the meaning of metaphors and similes?

      • Troublesome

        Am not sure he does. His brother Jona from another tribe has already sold Naija so it is not GMB that will sell Naija.

  • Oleku

    27.5m only to get a nominee for for the so called progressives–it is now clear to Naijas that APC is for the rich by the rich and to the rich–aware one of their own told a poor widow eking a living to go and die–I couldn’t control my tears for that poor widow up till this day–Fashola ati Tinubu rounded up poor people in Eko and rather than help them with jobs and better accommodation they bundled them up in a truck packed with raw tomatoes and dumped them under Onitsha bridge at the wee hours of the night–how heartless can the progressives be? The poor has no place in the janjaweeds APC agenda–lets assume I am the messiah the country needs and I have not even 5million of my own, I automatically become unqualified–but the looters of PTF funds and the hijackers of lasu fees to over 300% increment who only reduced the fees due to 2015 elections buys the form with ease and here we are–going backwards or forwards? Btw why not Buhari calls for secession and govern Arewa in peace? Why drag the oily SS/SE into his madness? We are not one and will never be–GEJ till 2019 or we go our separate ways. Arewa governs Mohammedans. GEJ heads Niger Deltans; Biafra for Biafra and so on. On self determination we stand. Shikena

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Please save your crocodile tears for when Jonathan has to pack out of Aso Rock.

      • Tunsj

        He does not have crocodile tears. What he has is JONATHAN’S TEARS.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          lol

          In which case, only Sapele Water can flow out of his tear ducts!

  • Oleku

    The Jagaban, junkie, certificate forger and the bourdillon king is now 27.5million richer just like that. Hahaha I dey laugh oo

    • Mr Igbo Sanity

      Tinibu is worth billions of US dollars. It takes a a very RICH person to usher in a peaceful revolution. Don’t worry Tinubu will put his MONEY(in Buhari ) where his mouth is!

  • joe

    This APC chairman is senile. How can N27.5m separate the men from the boys?. So Atikus are the men, while Buharis are the boys?.

    • israel amulum

      Respect his age

      • Otile

        Yeah, but with his age he is going to hell with Nigeria in a hand basket.

  • Spoken word

    Buhari all the way.

    • Spoken word

      lets sweep this country off the cesspool of corruption. When we go abroad the thought of giving a bribe does not cross our minds but once we are back here. Giving Egunje is a way of life. This cannot continue unless we want to accept we are doomed as a society.

    • Oleku

      Buhari all the way in Arewa. Count the people’s Republic of Biafra out, okay?

      • Otile

        Long live the Republic of Biafra.

        • Oleku

          Amen my brother Otile, don’t mind Imam Buhari, perhaps he needs to be reminded that Biafrans are peace loving people–not those who believes they need to screw some imaginary 72 virgin toto in paradise–Biafrans blood are sacred and can never be akin to that of dogs and baboon. Again, Chineke Gozie gi

        • bugwu

          Long live my brother the guy has already started pitying himself and the real test of leadership has not come.

      • Spoken word

        if you want to count your self out that is your problem.

  • True son of the soil

    GMB,pls publish an account number were I can contribute in deferring the cost of the form.

    • Spoken word

      I agree we need a bank account number to donate to, so we can be part of the change that will sweep this country.

      • Tunsj

        I’m ready to donate to him right now from the US, we just need a bank account number. We need a REAL CHANGE in Nigeria.

  • Mr. Arsenal

    History is known to have uncanny ability of repeating itself. We are going to see another Abraham Lincoln emerged in the person of Buhari. Like Lincoln before him, after series of failure is coming to be on top.
    B- Bring
    U- Us
    H- Happiness
    A- And
    R- Remove
    I- Indiscipline

    Buhari for Nigeria

    • uddy

      God bless u for this acronym.

      • bugwu

        He cannot influence the reduction of nomination fee in his party and he thinks he will become president and change everything he is claiming that he wants to change; mark you DEMOCRACY IS DIFFERENT FROM MILLITARY RULE WHERE YOU COMMAND AND ALL ARE DONE. Buhari can never win he is not a democrat he chased aware the kinds of JAKANDE, SAM MBAKWE and many others only for him to rule us with koboko.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Don’t be naive.

          GEJ was a reef in the wind till he became President.

          That is where the medicine store for healing or killing Nigeria is kept.

          • Tunsj

            Please do not forget that he did not have any shoe.

        • Chris1408

          Exactly my thought.

        • tony large

          Thk u for that point,he thinks he can come in a be the messiah.Military is diff from democracy and all politicians must fight for their selfish interest.

        • Stephanie

          Same Jakande that sold Pa Awolowo for 10 shillings deserved all Buhari did to him.

        • True son of the soil

          Old story tell us another one,GMB for president 2015

          • Festoo

            do you mean 2055?

        • Festoo

          True question that needs good answer.

        • Man_Enough

          methinks if he inordinately influences the decision of the party then he is not a democrat.

      • Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu

        Quite an interesting meaning of Buhari. Very apt!

    • Gideon Orkar

      B- Boko Haram
      U- Under
      H- Him
      A- And
      R- Religious
      I- Intolerance

      Buhari for Sambisa

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        It doesn’t rhyme!

        Go back to the bottom of the class!!

        • Gideon Orkar

          As soon as you vacate the position

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Never mind, Gideon.

            If you find anyone on your seat, they are only keeping it warm for you!

            You have an exclusive right to it!

          • Gideon Orkar

            You have to get up o

      • Tunsj

        Nonsense.

        • Gideon Orkar

          Eyaaa I pity you

          • Tunsj

            Pity yourself.

          • Gideon Orkar

            No I insist on pitying you

          • Festoo

            don’t mind him, let him like arsenal continue to gain qualification every year for Champions league and fail to win any trophy. 13 times participation experts

      • kick ’em out

        And who is “HIM”? The GREAT EVIL JONAHARAM (GEJ), I am 100% Sure.

      • Festoo

        You got it right

      • concernedcitizen2014

        You guys need to fire for 24 hours this myth of Buhari’s religious intolerance, otherwise your party is on its way out

    • Tunsj

      Mr. Arsenal, you are a GENIUS.

    • Festoo

      Just like Arsenal couldn’t win any trophy for eight seasons, so shall Buhari wait for 8 election seasons to win. Just as Arsene Wenger will always fail to Jose Monrinho, so shall GMB always fail to GEJ

  • joe

    APC is not for the POOR. I expected you to know that GMB. Tinubu is an extraordinary revenue strategist and thats why he fallout with Mimiko of ondo state. Mimiko refused Tinubu to control the finance of Ondo.

  • Oleku

    The janjaweeds APC paid per comment trolls are out in full force–Buhari is a serial loser and he will lose again. Good to know he’s already feeling pity for himself–I bet this jihadist may end up committing suicide next year. GEJ till 2019–person wey no like am forget my oil windfall–oil na from GEJ ancestral backyard remember?

  • Fa$h d’Ca$h

    Kai Buhari, i pity u too. Why will my party encourage corruption like this?
    Honestly Buhari I pity u too.
    But this is not the time to pity yurself. Save your tears, so that when you lose for a record fourth time, you will be able to cry better than the last time you lost and wept.
    Kai! Haba APC my party!

  • Gideon Orkar

    Buhari we pity you also!

    • change 2014-2015

      Hour only express concern not like the pdp that have been wasting nigeria money

      • Gideon Orkar

        I can also read and write vernacular

  • Concerned Citizen

    Come on nowww, you are meant to be progressives. So wealth seperates men from boys?

    • change 2014-2015

      I think that should be questioning the pdp that have loot so much of our money

  • clairvoyance

    Way too high, non the less since u are struggling to pay that makes us believe u are not corrupt and live according to ur income. Gej had no shoe in 2011 but could afford is parties presidential ticket, he now as shoe and ran out of the number of shoes he has. He is the 6th richest president in Africa so whenever he declares the form is within reach.

    • Tunsj

      Spot on! He has no shoe in 2011, but I bet you that he has a lot of designers shoes now. How can anyone afford to pay N27.5 million for a paper nomination form? This shows that the paper nomination forms are for the rich. Nigeria is doomed.

      • change 2014-2015

        Bigot have you forgotten the position is vying for.

    • change 2014-2015

      My brother you have spoken well he has also said that he don’t expect any body to pay for him because he is going to look for every means to pay the money

    • MrFesh

      Don’t be deceived. How come is it he can get 27mil+ from his bank manager? Where’s the collateral? And having lost 3 previous quests does it not make him less worthy of the ‘loan’ add chances of redeeming it are not so bright?

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    GMB, please give us the account details so that we can contribute our 10 kobo each.

    The burden of cleaning up Nigeria should not rest on one person alone.

    We want to share this burden with you.

    Please help us to help you help us!

    • Oleku

      Who are the we?

      • KD

        US!!!!!

      • Troublesome

        We his supporters and not people like you. The comment is not meant for you so just keep mute!

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Don’t mind the he-goat, j’are!

          • change 2014-2015

            Whether they like it or not apc is coasting to victory come next year

        • change 2014-2015

          The supporters of Buhari can say they want to help him out so is non of any body business

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        “We” definitely excludes all retarded and inebriated drunks!

        The later class knows itself.

        • change 2014-2015

          Apc want to make sure that things move according to the party plans

      • Kasarawa

        We the true lovers of justice and democracy.

        • change 2014-2015

          Nigerians must arise and vote for change

      • Tunsj

        We are Nigerians that want better things for Nigeria.

        • change 2014-2015

          This is a big position you must expect something like this

      • change 2014-2015

        If you know that you don’t have anything to contribute why don’t you leave the forum

      • True son of the soil

        We are the true patriot of Nigeria yawning for change in our country come 2015,

      • djay

        redeem is back

      • Otile

        My brother, don’t put yourself in the line of fire of Odua lynch mob. Before it is over they will call you every name in the book.

      • G4

        Us and we the people, the people that look a president that sacks a cbn governor and on national tv says he is not sure whether its legal or not to sack him. The same president that not only does he not even pretend to fight corruption but then goes on to say corruption is not the major problem of our country and stealing is not corruption, a gluttonous president that would rather spend more funds on expanding his presidential fleet than funding new aircraft for the airforce in the middle of a fierce insurgeny until the advent in chibok and global codemnantion. His fellow towns man Orubube that was minister of ND affairs for 3 yrs and produced nothing in his own region after hundreds of billions but his pot belly… Please. This country needs saving and needs a disciplined serious minded person to run for the office of the presdient

    • Tunsj

      Always on point.

      • change 2014-2015

        Yes oo

    • change 2014-2015

      It shows that nigeria are ready to support this man and also ready for change

    • dave

      I am ready to contribute i need the account details please.We need a change in Nigeria,no price is too much for it.Buhari all the way.

    • taiwo

      I second it.

    • G4

      Will definitely donate my few coins, this country needs saving.

  • Mr Igbo Sanity

    A New President Buhari for a New Nigeria

    • change 2014-2015

      Yes oo nigeria need change the race have just started

    • Otile

      The Newest country in continent Nigeria is the Islamic Caliphate created by Imam Shekau. I don’t think Buhari is going to be appointed the president, he can only get there by a coup as he did in the past.

  • Mr. Abdin

    Yes Buhari could be right the form could be exorbitant as for me i will prefer the Atiku.

    • change 2014-2015

      Well it the party decision the chairman said he is separating boys from men

  • Mr. Arsenal

    My PRAYER FOR GEJ SUPPORTERS
    1 May God run ur life d way GEJ is running this
    country
    2 May God give u and ur family d kind of peace
    GEJ gives in this country
    3 May God subsidize ur blessing d way GEJ
    Subsidize d Nigerian Oil.
    4 May God secure u and ur entire family d way
    GEJ secure this country
    As a Good supporters of GEJ all u have 2 do is
    to Type ‘AMEEN’

    • Nuhu

      Buhari ur messiah said he couldnt influence his party to reduce the exorbitant fee, how can he influence a diverse and complex people of Nigerians even if President GEJ offered him the seat of power in ASO Rock

      • Maria

        How will GEJ offer him the seat of Power? What a moronic comment!

        • Otile

          Maria, stop accepting approval votes from these people. They don’t know what democracy is all about, Buhari got all of them in his armpit.

  • Festoo

    So in other words Mr. Buhari, you mean you can easily boycot banking protocols to gain favor because of personal relationships?

    • tijan kabba

      it is not against the law to do so. people take loans from banks without collateral on the credibility of the person. same way you can approach a friend for a loan that some others can’t

      • Festoo

        Yeah and that was how banks grinded to halt and many people lost their cash in pre-AMCON periods. Buhari is starting it over again

  • Lexybaba

    Does than mean that a Bank Manager in Nigeria can honor a N27million naira dud cheque just because Buhari wrote it?
    Where will he get the refund from? What of money for campaign? Abeg, looting continues…

  • allfsanni

    You pay N27 million big sum just for ticket to run. That is just the beginning of the spending. When you get the job then you wonder why they will not like to refill the purse and that of those who is squanders money who become spend drift of money for elections. Spend drifts are friends of devils says the Holy Quran. Money is the evil of all evils if you do not spend it right. And when it gets you into corruption you are on a straight way to hell Insaha Allahu.

  • Alhaji Lai Mohammed

    APC AS AT TODAY THURSDAY OCTOBER 16, 2014 ………….. WOULDN’T YOU RATHER VOTE FOR US !!!

    Presidential Candidate No. 1 ……… Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari ……… Muslim
    Presidential Candidate No. 2 ……… Alhaji Atiku Abubakar …………….. Muslim
    Presidential Candidate No. 3 ……… Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso ………. Muslim

    “Ceremonial” National Chairman………..Odigie Oyegun………Traditional
    National Secretary………….Alhaji Ibrahim Bala Gubi………………………Muslim
    National Legal Adviser………………………Alhaji Muiz Banire……………..Muslim
    National Treasurer………….Alhaji Bala Mohammed Gwagwaruwa…….Muslim
    National Financial Secretary……..Alhaji Tajudeen Olawutan Bello……Muslim
    National Welfare Secretary………Alhaji Dika Umaru Lada……………….Muslim
    National Publicity Secretary……..Alhaji Lai Mohammmed………………..Muslim
    National Youth Leader…………….Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo……………..Muslim
    National Women Leader………….Hajia Ramatu Tijani………………………Muslim

    These are all the key National Executive Positions, (I mean ALL as in ALL) and they are all assigned to Muslims.

    The remaining positions are Deputy this … Deputy that, Vice this … Vice that ……Zonal this …. Zonal that ….. Assistant this, Assistant that, ……….. these remaining positions are not usually functional and most of them must by nature be occupied by persons who are from the specific zone specified.

    Please observe that all the key positions are assigned to Muslims …….. also observe that Christians are not assigned any key position while Northern Christians are completely excluded.

    NB: I am aware that inconsequential positions were assigned to persons from the South-East who are not practicing Christians viz: Senator Osita Izunaso and Mr George Moghalu ….. Organizing Secretary and Auditor respectively.

    APC …….. WOULDN’T YOU RATHER VOTE FOR US !!!

    • concernedcitizen2014

      so PDP is a party made of born again christians, for born again christian Nigerians and founded by born again christian nigerians

      • concernedcitizen2014

        With the way this internet warriors are going, the proposed new declaration a born again will give in church will be – ” I give my life to PDP”

    • Wähala

      Deri Orbuka aka, Redeem…
      they soon catch you at Premium Times. Stop being monotonous, can you drop the ogogoro for once and contribute intelligently? Tomorrow, don’t blame me if they ditch you into the waste basket. Oloshi… you never learn. Baztard!

      • Taiwo

        I dey like how u dey always wire this guy o!

    • endingNaija

      Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria will collapse on your head. Since you are so corrupt , you are afraid of election. You must therefore scare people. Mr. Goodluck Jonathan, the christian/muslim thing you are creating will not work. Anyway, give us the names of the two Nigerians you and Pastor Oritsejafor used to launder $9.3m to south africa. Do not think Nigerians will forget this.

    • Otile

      Alhaji, you are great. This is the best comment I read today.

    • babs

      GEJ is a product of Muslims.

    • tijan kabba

      and all you have against them is their religion? you are the true problem of this nation. so you would rather have a looting christain in power? shame

  • Ken

    Sai Buhari…deceiving Nigerians over his true financial worth since 1983! If Nigerian journalists are serious, they will actually go an investigate whether he paid this money by credit or not.

    • Alhaji Lai Mohammed

      What is your business ……… Buhari stole $2.8Billion from NNPC when he was Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources as far back as 1986 …… what do you think he was supposed to do with the money ?

      Yeye boy !

      • Funtain

        1976

  • Adoki

    Na wa o! Even Buhari is falling my hand. So you go to a bank and collect 27 million loan for nomination form? So how will you pay back, especially if you do not win? Couln’t you simply have asked el-Rufai for the money, or better still, ask us to contribute to your campaign? And the bank manager, does he own the bank in question?

    • bosun

      they are just fooling us. Tinubu gave him the form without paying a dine im sure of that. Tinubu,Atiku, Amaechi in the same party with “No corruption Buhari” God deyy ooo

  • MrFesh

    How come is it that he can get 27mil+ from his bank manager? Where’s the collateral? And having lost 3 previous quests does it not make him less worthy of the ‘loan’ add chances of redeeming it are not so bright?

  • patriots 2000

    General buhari is one of best this country has ever produced.I am ready to donate my own token as soon as they create account for this purpose. I will be glad to do it without looking back.

  • vTrigger

    After all these, he will wreck Nigerian treasure again, his bank manager, relatives of friends will become the finace minster or central bank governor and automatic multi billion looter in US dollars. Tinubu, Atiku and their likes will also be settled afresh with new looting and scam schemes…. I weep for this country, if there are still people who still want us to start all over with this hidden scam and rotten minds.

  • Buhari is an Islamist

    ~Christian population in Nigeria is decreasing massively on a daily basis. This is due to the killing of Christians and non-Muslims by Muslims. The Christian population is a threat to Islam. The solution is to reduce christian population. Must Muslims countries you see today are Christians and non-Muslims countries before Muslims started killing them and eventually took over their country through Jihad. Remember that Islam came to be about 600 years after Jesus came and left. There was no such thing like Muslims and Islam in the whole of Middle East then. Buhari is here to conquer Nigeria Christians and systematically kill them for resisting Islam. Do we have Christians and other faiths in the North? Yes. Yet Northern Muslims adopted sharia law regardless of other faiths in the North. They also created Hisba police( sharia police) who goes about destroying non-Muslims businesses( e.g. for selling alcohol in restaurants). Buhari is an advocate of Sharia rule. Islam is the only religion mentioned in our constitution with total disregard for other religion. It is a systematic and gradual effort to eliminate Christian or forcefully convert them to Islam/Muslims. Say No to Sharia rule.

    • Factual

      Mr. Bigot, it’s too late! Your RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY is not work and will not work. Just stay with Frustration.

    • tijan kabba

      you are a disgrace to the educational system of this country. why you see every topic from a religious stand point is beyond me. your pay masters have done a poor job recriuting you.

  • vTrigger

    That was how Nigerians trusted IBB, they worshiped him and praised him with fancy. All Nigerian press hailed IBB even when they knew that IBB killed Dele Giwa and he instituted corruption in the country. Wake up my friend. You may have good intentions but Buhari can not handle Nigerians of today. You can abuse anyone you like but the worst will be the day you live to regret the day you trusted your destiny and the destiny of your country to Buhari.