The All Progressives Congress, APC, has announced six Governorship aspirants to be screened for the Party’s June 22, 2020 Primary Election to elect the Party’s Edo state governorship candidate.
The six aspirants who have bought, completed and submitted the Party’s expression of interest and nomination forms are Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Godwin Obaseki, Dr. Pius Odubu, Engr. Chris Ogiemwonyi, Hon. Osaro Obazee and Hon. Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen.
This was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, All Progressives Congress, APC, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu on Friday.
According to the statement, the party would make available submitted information and documents of the governorship aspirants to the party members and the public for verification of claims and to support the screening panel with information or any objection to the claims contained in the submission by the aspirants.
This the party said was necessitated to ensure due diligence and transparency in the screening exercise.
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“The various submissions will be displayed at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja and in Benin City, the Edo State capital from Monday 8th to Tuesday 9th June, 2020 for claims and objections.
“We are inviting party members and indeed members of the public to assist the screening committee by scrutinizing the information, credentials and documents provided by the governorship aspirants and availing the Screening Committee of counter and correct information, if applicable,” the statement added.
The party said screening of aspirants has been slated for Wednesday, 10th to Thursday 11th June, 2020.
This would be followed by Screening Appeal which would hold on Friday 12th June, 2020 and the Primary Election has been scheduled for Monday 22nd June, 2020, while Election Appeal has been slated for Wednesday 24th June, 2020.