The All Progressives Congress has cleared the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and twenty-one other presidential aspirants under the party.
The presidential aspirants were cleared by a screening committee led by the former national chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun.
This is coming a few days to the presidential primary of the ruling party, fixed for June 6th and 7th in Abuja.
The 23 aspirants cleared for the presidential primaries are Chief Emeka Nwajiuba, Governor Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), Senator Robert Boroffice, and Mrs Uju Ken-Ohanenye, Mr Nicholas Felix, Governor David Umahi (Ebonyi), Senator Ken Nnamani, Dr Tunde Bakare, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and Bola Tinubu.
The rest are Ahmad Rufai Sani, Chief Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Dimeji Bankole, Governor Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Senator Godswill Akpabio, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Governor Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Mr Tein Jack-Rich, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, Governor Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Mr Ikeobasi Mokelu.
The presidential aspirants under the ruling party would be hoping to clinch the presidential ticket of the party as a move to select a consensus presidential candidate keeps failing despite calls from President Buhari to pick his successor ahead of the 2023 general elections.
This article was originally published on Naija News