July 14, 2024

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APC Primaries: Osinbajo,Tinubu, Amaechi, Gets Screening Date

The trio of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Lagos Governor Bola Tinubu, and former Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi have been billed to undergo screening on Tuesday, May 24. According to report,the trio will be screened alongside other aspirants at the Conference Hall of Transcorp, Abuja by a seven-man panel constituted from six geopolitical zones and the national working committee (NWC) chairman Abdullahi Adamu.

It was gathered that the NWC presidential screening will examine the documents, background, and suitability of the 24 out of the 28 aspirants who submitted their nomination forms by the deadline of May 13. APC National Organising Secretary Sulaiman Arugungu confirmed that the screening was shifted from Monday to Tuesday.

Those who have announced withdrawal from the contest but have not formally informed the party may be included in the exercise, Arugungu said. “As far as the party is concerned all the 28 aspirants that paid and picked the forms for the nomination as Presidential aspirants, nobody has formally written to us that he has withdrawn his aspiration,” he explained.

“All the forms of the 28 aspirants will be taken to the screening committee, not tomorrow (Monday), but on Tuesday, God willing, at Transcop Hilton Hotel.” He said the panel will be constituted on Monday (today) “but we have to consult with our leaders before we make it public. By Monday, we will know who are the panellists.” Furthermore, while other aspirants will be screened on Tuesday, May 24, the likes of Chris Ngige, minister for labour, employment and productivity, Timipre Sylva, minister for state petroleum resources and Godwin Emefiele the governor of central bank of Nigeria will not be screened.

Confirming this development, the spokesperson of the APC said failed to meet the deadline for the submission of their nomination forms.