Bashir Ahmad, one of the youngest aides to President Muhammadu Buhari has picked the form for the House of Representatives to represent Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu LGs in Kano.
In a tweet declaring his ambition, the Special Adviser to the President on New Media said; “In the name of Allah… Just completed filling my part of the form and the rest will be done by my constituents, the good people of Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu LGs in Kano, whom I will by God’s grace be representing in the House of Representatives. May Allah (SWT) grant us VICTORY!”.
Reacting to his tweet, Nigerians reminded him of all the political promises he claimed would be effected if his principal, Muhammadu Buhari is elected in the 2015 election instead of the then-incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan.
Many Twitter users under his post shared screenshots of his tweet at the time.
Ahmad has however claimed he didn’t pay the N10 million fee for the forms but instead benefited of the 50% discount offered youths of the party.
Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act reads: “No political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for at the convention or congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election.”
Meanwhile, a federal high court in Umuahia, Abia state had ruled that Sections 66(1)(f), 107(1)(f), 137(1)(f) and 182(1)(f) of the 1999 Constitution already stipulated that appointees of government seeking to contest elections were only to resign at least 30 days to the date of the election.
The judge said any other law that mandated such appointees to resign or leave office at any time before that was unconstitutional, invalid, illegal null and void to the extent of its inconsistency with the clear provisions of the constitution.