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EXCLUSIVE: No APC presidential aspirant disqualified – Screening committee member

by Good News

The screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) did no longer disqualify any of the 23 presidential aspirants that looked sooner than it, a member of the committee has clarified.

The member made the clarification to PREMIUM TIMES Friday evening to lawful the document that 13 of the aspirants had been disqualified.

Per the member, who asked no longer to be named because he had no permission to keep up a correspondence in regards to the subject with journalists, the committee stumbled on that every person the aspirants contain the main qualifications to bustle for president.

“Nonetheless, per our overview of their probabilities at successful the presidential election for our social gathering, we stumbled on that 13 of them can’t realistically manufacture this, so we suggested them to step down for others.

“We also did this to scrub the checklist so that the social gathering is no longer going to have to jog into the foremost with an unwieldy assortment of aspirants, 23, which shall be very cumbersome.”

Per the source, these suggested to step down are no longer obliged to recall the advice.

“We now contain cleared all of them because they’re all qualified and the social gathering will danger all of them with clearance certificates. We can’t end any of the 13 in the occasion that they relate on working and contesting in the primaries despite our advice,” the source acknowledged.

The member added that the assertion the chairman of the APC screening committee made on Friday while submitting the committee’s document to the Nationwide Chairman of the social gathering, Abdullahi Adamu, became once misinterpreted by journalists.

“Inch and read what the chairman acknowledged yet again and also you might per chance well conception that he did no longer level out the arena disqualification,” the source acknowledged.

“What the panel did became once to signify to the social gathering leadership that no longer much less than 10 of the candidates can contain to be persuaded to withdraw because they manufacture no longer appear to stand a chance of successful election for our social gathering.

“No one became once disqualified and all of them can ignore our recommendation and jog forward to take part in the foremost.”

While addressing journalists, extinct chairperson of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, who led the screening panel, had acknowledged the entire aspirants handed the ‘general constitutional’ requirement, but that the panel needed to shortlist some aspirants.

“And on that foundation (Structure) each member or aspirant that offered himself qualified because it became once general and straight forward. But we’re in the governing social gathering and we’re excited by persevering with the ability of replacing—at a lawful time—our president with yet some other member of the social gathering.

“It is a long way on that foundation that we made our final shortlist. I don’t wish to read the names which I judge would depart to you (Chairman) but we contain a shortlist. We brought the amount severely down to 13.

“We might per chance per chance well per chance additionally contain slash it a bit shorter but we wished deliberately the youthful factors to floor for them to be considered, for them to be noticed and no noise. We would hand them over to the social gathering and it’s for the social gathering to judge whom their candidate shall be.”

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