The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) on Friday urged the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sacrifice funds made from the sale of nomination forms for the 2023 general elections to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), IgbereTV reports
The NNPP Chairman in Katsina State, Sani Liti, who made the call at a press briefing in the state, noted that such a gesture would go a long way in resolving the impasse between ASUU and the Federal Government.
The union embarked on a 30-day warning strike on February 14 over the federal government’s failure to honour agreements signed by both parties.
ASUU demands include the revitalisation of public universities, payment of earned academic allowances, and the deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) for payment of university lecturers’ salaries, among others.
The union extended its strike for another 30 days on Monday, the fourth since the industrial action commenced about six months ago.
IgbereTV reported in May the APC made N16.47 billion from the sales of nomination and expression of interest forms for people that vied for its presidential, governorship, and Senate tickets.
At least 28 politicians picked the party’s presidential form, 133 aspirants bought the governorship forms, and 351 paid for Senate forms