A 47- year-old Presidential aspirant on the platform of National Conscience Party (NCP), Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, has dumped the party after accusing its functionaries of demanding what he called an unconstitutional fee of N7.4 million from each aspirant.
Thomas-Wilson told journalists in Akure, the Ondo State capital today, Monday, that he was renouncing his membership as well as presidential aspiration on the platform of NCP over an alleged unconstitutional act on the part of the party’s leadership.
He explained that 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.”
The runaway aspirant said that no fewer than 12 different political parties have approached him to form a coalition in order to oust the ruling party from power, adding that the planned coalition would be able to create the dream of a new Nigeria.