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    APC Presidential Screening Committee To Submit Report Today


    Jun 2, 2022

    The Presidential Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will submit its report to the National Working Committee of the ruling party, today (Thursday).

    The Head of the screening committee and former National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja.

    Naija News reports that the committee have completed the screening of 23 presidential aspirants ahead of its Presidential primary election scheduled for June 6th and 7th.

    Twelve aspirants were screened in the first batch of the exercise on Monday, while eleven hopefuls appeared before the committee on Tuesday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

    In a chat with The PUNCH, Odigie-Oyegun said the panel will tender the outcome of the screening exercise to the APC leadership at the party’s Nationa Secretariat.

    He said the committee would have submitted its report earlier but the large number of aspirants who came for the screening made the process more tedious than it ordinarily would have been.

    Odigie-Oyegun said the screening committee will make a recommendation on each aspirant to the leadership of the APC.

    He said, “We should submit the report very soon in fact within the next 24 hours or thereabout. You know we screened about 23 or 24 aspirants as opposed to the usual number of three or four aspirants.

    The former APC chairman, however, said that the committee did not receive any petition against any of the presidential aspirants screened.

    He stated, “We didn’t receive any petition. The only petition will be to the party. The party will then treat it as it deems fit.”

    Naija News earlier reported that the committee had asked the aspirants about 10 questions during the two-day screening exercise.

    The questions include whether they hold dual citizenship, have corruption cases, have a solid manifesto and they’re willing to accept the consensus method if the primary proposes it. The credentials of the aspirants were also scrutinised.

    This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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