The All Progressives Congress’ presidential screening committee has disqualified 10 aspirants from its list of aspirants planning to contest at the party’s primaries scheduled for next week.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Committee, John Odigie-Oyegun today. According to him, only 13 out of the 23 aspirants screened were cleared for primaries by the committee.
Speaking while presenting the report, the former National chairman of the ruling party told the national leadership of the that he would have loved to trim the number of the aspirants further but he decided to leave the decision to the National Working Committee (NWC) to take the final decision.
The former Edo State governor however noted that his satisfaction is that many of the aspirants agreed that the party is supreme and regardless of the decision the party took, they will abide by it adding that only youthful aspirants made the list of cleared aspirants.
However, when asked about the identity of the disqualified aspirants, Mr Oyegun declined to disclose the names.
The committee held the screening exercise between Monday and Tuesday this week.
Cleared aspirants are expected to contest the presidential primary at the party’s convention in Abuja scheduled to happen between June 6 and 8.