With the sale of various parties nomination forms ongoing, a coalition of youth organisations, Youth Involvement Advocacy (YIA), says the high cost of the forms will shortchange aspiring youths.
The State Coordinator of the group, Ezekiel Ilesanmi, told reporters on Wednesday in Ibadan that the high nomination fees will impede youth participation in politics.
According to him, the high nomination fees will make the “Not-Too-Young- to-Run’’ Act ineffective.
“Of what benefit is a law that allows youths to run for political positions but imposes millions of naira as fees for nomination forms?
“How many youths can afford the payment of such outrageous fees in Nigeria?
“Leaders of the respective political parties should put the interest of the youths in mind and reduce the cost of nomination forms for interested youths, ’’ he said.