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Jonathan’s name missing as APC set to screen Tinubu, Amaechi, others

By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
30 May 2022   |   2:32 pm
Ahead of next week's presidential primary, the ruling All progressive congress (APC) has commenced the screening of its aspirants. The two-day exercise taking place at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja has a seven-member panel chaired by the former national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. Those to be screened include Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu;…

Ahead of next week’s presidential primary, the ruling All progressive congress (APC) has commenced the screening of its aspirants.

The two-day exercise taking place at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja has a seven-member panel chaired by the former national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

Those to be screened include Asiwaju Bola Ahmed 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, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu; former Imo Governor Sen. Rochas Okorocha and former Ogun Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosu.

Others are Pastor Tunde Bakare; Cross River Governor Prof. Ben Ayade; his Ebonyi counterpart Gov. Dave Umahi; Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) Kayode Fayemi; Minister of State for Education, Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba; former Senate President, Sen. Ken Nnamani; Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello; Jigawa Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar and former Zamfara Governor Sen. Ahmed Yerima.

Also on the list are Senator Ajayi Borroffice; the only female aspirant, Barr. (Mrs) Uju Kennedy Ohanenye; Pastor Nicholas Felix Nwagbo; former Speaker Dimeji Bankole; Senate President Ahmed Lawan; former Minister of Information, Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu and Mr Tein Jack Rich.