- The screening committee led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Friday, June 3, disqualified ten presidential aspirants
- According to Oyegun's submission, only 13 aspirants made the list of the successful aspirants that will contest for the forthcoming APC presidential primary
- Interestingly, the committee is yet to reveal the names of the aspirants that were disqualified, and this has generated various speculations
FCT, Abuja - The John Odigie-Oyegun-led presidential screening panel has disqualified 10 of the 23 aspirants jostling for the ticket of the ruling All progressive congress (APC).
Odigie-Oyegun made this known when he submitted the report of his seven-member panel to the national chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, at the party's national secretariat on Friday, June 3, The Guardian reported.
Details of those disqualified and those cleared to participate at the presidential primaries are yet to be known as at 3.30pm, Channels TV added.
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Oyegun added that contrary to rumours making the rounds, the panel didn’t screen former president Goodluck Jonathan, Premium Times report added.
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Legit.ng notes that the screening exercise took place between Monday, May 30, and Tuesday, May 31.
Meanwhile, the cleared aspirants are expected to contest the presidential primary at a scheduled special convention in Abuja between June 6 and 8.
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Before 10 of the aspirants were disqualified, there had been erroneous reports that the panel held that all aspirants were qualified as there were no reasons to deny them a chance at the primaries.
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The APC leader told his followers to put their mind at rest as he has done most of the work required for him to win.