NCP Presidential Aspirant, Ikubese Dumps Party Over N7.4m Levy

To be a politician in Nigeria you have to be superrich, most especially when you are heading for the top seats; like presidential position, governor, senator to name a few but it looks like this man is unaware of that.

A presidential aspirant on the platform of National Conscience Party (NCP), Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, on Monday renounced his membership of the party. Mr Ikubese told journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital, that he was renouncing his membership as well as presidential aspiration on the platform of NCP, alleging unconstitutional acts on the part of the party’s leadership.
He said the national chairman and secretary of the party were demanding N7.4 million from each aspirant, which according to him contradict its constitution.

NCP was founded by the late legal luminary, Gani Fawehinmi. “I am no longer NCP presidential aspirant due to the action of the national chairman and secretary of the party who mandated each aspirant to pay a sum of N7.4 million to secure the party’s ticket. “This is totally contradictory to the party’s constitution which stipulates that intending candidates of the party should run without paying a dime. “Majority are not happy with the way the party is being run. It is a total deviation from the dreams of the founding members,” he said.

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