By Emeka Okafor
The Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led presidential screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified ten of the presidential aspirants who bought the forms at N100 million each.
The committee, however, okayed 13 of the aspirants to contest for party presidential ticket holding on Monday June 6 in Abuja.
Whoever emerged the candidate of the APC will challenge the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party – Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi – respectively for the 2023 general elections.
Oyegun, a former national chairman of the APC, who is chairman of the screening committee stated this on Friday while submitting the report of the screening exercise to the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, in Abuja.
The names of the aspirants who were disqualified by the panel have not been made public at the time of filing this report.
But President Muhammadu Buhari had before leaving the country for Spain on official visit told the APC governors to allow him pick his successor.
Buhari’s statement has been greeted by mixed reactions within and outside the ruling APC that such utterance was undemocratic.
The President will return from Spain ahead of the party’s presidential primaries where its presidential candidate will be elected by delegates.
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