Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has called the screeing committees of the party to do a proper job ahead of the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections.
36naija.com reports that Oshiomhole made this call while inaugurating two screening committees to examine and scrutinise aspirants contesting for the party’s governorship primaries on August 29.
According to NAN, the APC has scheduled Aug. 22 and Aug.23 for the committees to screen the aspirants.
The report says that the seven-member committee to screen aspirants in Kogi will be led by Sen. Hope Uzodinma while Sen. Abdullahi Gumel, will chair the committee for aspirants in Bayelsa.
Oshiomhole, who spoke during the inauguration, said the committees should look put for eligibility of aspirants which includes financial membership of the aspirants.
According to him,
“You (committee) need to do proper screening and ensure that those who passed the screening are likely to be able to stand the test, not only of winning the election but will not be challenged after victory.
“We have a couple of cases where people claimed what they did not have or they sworn affidavits such that they have two, three ages, depending on what they sworn affidavits for.
“We have a recent case in Taraba where APC candidate who went through the entire process had his candidature nullified at the Supreme Court on account of falsification of age.
“If you notice contradiction, identify them for clarification because if you fail to clarify, there is still another roadblock.
“The opponent can point out those contradictions and our party’s candidature might be in jeopardy. So, it is an exercise that is extremely important.
“Some people make claims to certain qualifications. They should have body proof to establish them before you and if you are in doubt, please amplify it to us, particularly with NWC, with an appropriate recommendation,” he added.