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APC to screen Tinubu, Amaechi, Yerima, 25 others on May 23

By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
15 May 2022   |   4:02 am
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the screening of its 28 presidential aspirants has been rescheduled for Monday, May 23, 2022.

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As 145 Guber Aspirants Jostle For Party Tickets
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says the screening of its 28 presidential aspirants has been rescheduled for Monday, May 23, 2022.

Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi and former Zamfara State Governor, Ahmed Yerima are among the top contenders for the country’s number one seat.

The National Organising Secretary of the party, Mr. Sulaiman Mohammed Argungu, disclosed this during the commencement of the screening exercise for the party’s aspirants vying for various elective seats.

Argungu, who acknowledged that some of the party’s presidential aspirants that picked the N100m worth of expression of interest and nomination forms are already withdrawing from the race, remarked that a clearer picture of those to be screened would become clearer on the aforementioned date. 

The Sokoto-born politician disclosed that a total of 145 governorship aspirants who submitted the N50m worth expression of interest and nomination forms of the party, have been penciled down for screening by three separate panels put in place by the party, yesterday.

Argungu said 351 and 1,197 Senatorial and House of Representatives aspirants from across the country were screened yesterday.

He added: “We also have a set of guideline, an aspirant assessment and verification form that will be given to each of the committee for the screening….”

The National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu who inaugurated the screening panels for the House of Representatives and Senate aspirants expressed the party’s determination to ensure the emergence of credible candidates as flagbearers of the party.

Represented by his deputy, Senator Abubakar Kyari, he expressed optimism that the APC would not only have overwhelming majority in the National Assembly, but would sustain its winning streaks in the 2023 general elections.