APC screening committee disqualifies ten presidential aspirants
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) screening panel has disqualified 10 presidential aspirants.
The screening panel headed by Chief John Oyegun, meanwhile, cleared 13 aspirants to participate in its presidential primary scheduled to hold from Monday, June 6, 2022.
The screening exercise was held at Transcorp Hilton in the federal capital territory (FCT).
The Oyegun-led committee is currently submitting its reports to the national chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
Oyegun said only thirteen aspirants out of the twenty-three that appeared before the Committee were cleared.
The list of presidential aspirants who were screened include: National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osibanjo; former Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi; former Minister of Niger Delta Development, Sen. Godswill Akpabio; former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Imo State Governor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha; and former Ogun State Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosu.
Others are Pastor Tunde Bakare; Cross River Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade; his Ebonyi counterpart, Gov. David Umahi; Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi; former Senate President, Sen. Ken Nnamani; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; Jigawa State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar; and former Zamfara State Governor, Sen. Ahmed Yerima.
Other aspirants are Senator Ajayi Borroffice; the only female aspirant, Mrs Uju Ohanenye; Pastor Nicholas Nwagbo; former Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; former Minister of Information, Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu; and Mr Tein Jack Rich.