Former Oyo State Governor, Rashidi Ladoja has lamented on the outrageous prices of nomination forms charged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Rahidi further stated that it would increase the rate of corruption in the country and as well, impact the country negatively.
Ladoja stated this while speaking to reporters at his Ibadan residence, stressing that the arrogance of both parties would force politicians to consume public funds.
Osi-Olubadan of Ibadan, who noted that candidates should be selected on the basis of their manifesto and not money, dismissed allegations by party groups that the high price would separate candidates and hypocrites, saying they were encouraging candidates to go and steal public funds.
“It is very ridiculous to ask a presidential aspirant to pick nomination form for N100million and governorship nomination form for N50million. This is pure arrogance from the parties.
“You are asking a presidential aspirant to seek a job of N56million with a form of N100million. Same thing with the governorship; you are asking an aspirant to pay N50 million to seek a job of N28 million in four years,” he said.
The former governor said that the arrogance of the two parties would drop if other parties win election in some states.
“Other political parties charge less than APC and PDP. If other parties can also win elections in some states, the arrogance of the two major political parties will drop.
“These parties should understand that they are not the masters, but the people. They are just stampeding people thinking that they would vote for them either they like or not,” he said.