Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced a new date for the screening exercise of its 2023 presidential candidates. ayokinews.com reports
Suleiman Argungu, the party’s National Organising Secretary, made the announcement on Monday in Abuja.
He stated that the APC would be conducting the screening of its 28 presidential aspirants on Tuesday, May 24th, and Wednesday, May 25th, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
The screening exercise was postponed for the second time on Sunday, after it was canceled last weekend. The change in plans, however, was not explained.
Among the key aspirants that have submitted their forms are Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo, APC National Leader Bola Tinubu, ex-Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, and former Minister of Niger Delta Development, Sen. Godswill Akpabio.
Others include, Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State; Gov. Dave Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State; Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State; Emeka Nwajiuba, ex-Minister of State for Education; and Sen. Ken Nnamani, former Senate President.
Also in the mix of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential race are, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; his Jigawa State counterpart, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar; ex-Zamfara State governor, Sen. Ahmed Yerima; former Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu; former Imo State governor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha and former Ogun state governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosu.