Election Costs in Nigeria vs. the United States: APC Is 16 Times More Expensive

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Many Nigerians have been outraged since the APC announced the price of their presidential ticket, and some have been searching the internet for:

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  • The cost of election in Nigeria
  • The cost of election in the US

So we created this post to help those who couldn’t get the right answer to what they sought on the Google search engine

Let’s take a look at Texas in the United States vs Nigeria in terms of the cost of a primary nomination form.

The following is a list of the fees that most states in the United States impose for a candidate who wants to run in primaries.

  • Governor: $5,000.
  • U.S. Senate: $5,000.
  • U.S. House: $2,500.
  • State Senate: $1,000.
  • State House: $500.
  • Judicial offices: $500.
  • Countywide elected offices: $100.
  • County Commission or Constable: $25.

Consider the following comparison between a state in the United States and Nigeria.

The United States

  • Texas’s GDP in 2021 is $2 trillion.
  • Texas’s budget for 2021 is $ 261.5 billion.
  • A $5,000 filing fee is required for presidential candidates in Texas.

Nigeria

  • Nigeria’s GDP in 2021 is $446.9 billion.
  • Nigeria’s budget for 2021 is $ 23.3 billion (13.6 trillion naira)
  • 170,940 US dollars (APC presidential form) (100 million naira)

Consider Nigeria, a poor country. The APC has decided to set the gubernatorial price at $85,470 (50 million naira). This is 16 times the amount paid in the United States. The presidential ticket, which is fixed at $170,940 US dollars (100 million naira), is 34 times higher than what is paid in the United States.

According to Jmoore, the young man who contributed to this article, said until INEC sets a reasonable limit on how much political parties can charge, this ridiculous trend will continue.

“Are our destinies tied to the APC and PDP?” He asked.

“Many are complaining that these top two parties are disenfranchising young candidates with their prices. We have more young people than older people. If only many Nigerians thought like me, the APC and PDP would have been abandoned for a long time. But most of the electorate love abusive relationships. “

“If in other countries, a young person can win an election with an unpopular party, why can’t it happen in Nigeria?” This is the question Mr. Jmoore is asking Nigerians. 

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