- After announcing that 10 presidential aspirants on the platform of the ruling APC were disqualified, John Odigie-Oyegun said the 13 cleared are "youthful"
- Odigie-Oyegun, the chairman of the APC Presidential Screening Committee made this known on Friday, June 3
- The screening committee led by the former governor of Edo state has submitted its report to the national chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu
FCT, Abuja - The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential committee, John Oyegun, on Friday, June 3, says 13 aspirants were cleared to contest the party's primaries.
Oyegun, according to BBC Pidgin, said only youthful aspirants make the list of the cleared aspirants.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the panel disqualified 10 aspirants from the presidential primaries that will hold next week.
Oyegun, however, did not disclose the identity of the disqualified aspirants.
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The cleared aspirants are expected to contest the presidential primary slated to hold between June 6 and 8.
APC primary: Oyegun reveals cfactors considered during screening of presidential aspirants
Meanwhile, the John Odigie-Oyegun-led screening committee said it used some key parameters during the exercise.
Oyegun who spoke with journalists after submitting the committee's report to the APC national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, noted that careful attention was given to the process.
He listed at least three conditions that were considered in screening the aspirants which were: the ability to lead, background and experience.
Oyegun speaks on screening Jonathan
The committee also reacted to claims that it screened former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Odigie-Oyegun on Friday denied the report as he submitted the list of cleared aspirants during a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC).
To substantiate his position, Oyegun said Jonathan was not even seen at Transcorp Hilton where the screening exercise took place.
What I will do if I lose APC presidential primary - Tinubu
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.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, however, said if he loses the primary, he will accept defeat.