The Plateau Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has started its screening exercise for aspirants ahead of the Local Government elections scheduled for October 9th.
The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Chindo Dafat, made this known on Monday in Jos, stating that the screening would hold on Monday in the three senatorial districts. He also announced the date for the primary elections.
Dafat said that the party constituted committees with people of impeccable character to screen those vying for chairmanship and councillorship positions in the state.
“The educational qualifications of the aspirants would be checked as well as their nominations forms to ascertain whether they are genuine or not,” he said.
“Those with credentials that did not meet the standard or they purchased nominations through the wrong channels may be disqualified.
“The committees would be thorough to ensure that nobody would be disqualified during and after the elections,” he added.
The Publicity Secretary also said that the APC primary election to select the party candidates is slated for Wednesday, June 24.
He said that the format of the primaries would be secret balloting.
“All registered members of the party are eligible to participate in the primaries,” he said.