APC Clears All 23 Aspirants for Presidential Primary, Gives Reason

APC Clears All 23 Aspirants for Presidential Primary, Gives Reason

  • Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the national chairman of the ruling APC, has said no presidential aspirant was disqualified
  • The ruling party's presidential screening committee had earlier said it only cleared 13 aspirants while 10 were disqualified
  • Senator Adamu, however, clarified that no aspirant was disqualified, hinting that the aspirants were only graded

FCT, Abuja - Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said all the 23 aspirants jostling for the party’s presidential ticket were cleared.

He said the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has not disqualified any of the 23 aspirants that appeared before the John Odigie Oyegun-led panel, The Nation reported.

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Senator Abdullahi Adamu, APC national chairman, said no presidential aspirant was disqualified. Photo credit: @Buharisallau1
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The party's presidential screening committee had earlier said that 10 aspirants out of the 23 were disqualified.

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Addressing newsmen in his office on Saturday, June 4, Adamu said:

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“I want to say very clearly that no aspirant has been disqualified. It’s like sitting in an exam. Even if you pass there is grading from first class to ordinary pass.
"So no aspirant was disqualified. Incidentally the president has invited all of them to a dinner today.”

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Meanwhile, the APC national publicity secretary, Barr. Felix Morka also corroborated the national chairman.

He added that the the Oyegun panel report was not binding on the NWC.

His words:

“The screening panel only made recommendations to us to prune down our list. But that isn’t binding on us. We gave them an assignment and they have delivered. We would now sit down and take a position on what they submitted to us.

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“The party had not disqualified anybody. Or have you heard from the party that any of the aspirants was disqualified?”

Asked if there would be an appeal panel for the disqualified aspirants, Morka said:

“That doesn’t arise now. Is that an issue? I have just told you that nobody has been disqualified.
"It is when you decided to adopt the recommendation that you can think about providing avenues for those disqualified. I have told you that we haven’t disqualified anybody.”

APC presidential primary: Buhari reportedly backs southern presidency

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly backed the rotation of power to the southern region in 2023.

The president made this known at a dinner with APC presidential aspirants at the Aso Rock Villa.

Recall that the APC governors from the north had also earlier asked the president to look toward the southern presidential hopefuls when considering his successor.

Source: Legit.ng

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