The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has cleared all 12 governorship aspirants who are vying for the party’s state gubernatorial ticket in the upcoming September 2024 governorship poll.
APC party announced that these aspirants will be participating in the screening process ahead of the primary election. The screening exercise was conducted by the National Gubernatorial Aspirants Screening Committee, headed by Prof. Taoheed Adedoja-led seven-man committee.
The screening took place from Thursday, February 8 to Friday, February 9, 2024.
Aspirants who purchased the Expression of Interest Forms and Nomination Forms were physically present to be screened by the committee.
The APC National Organising Secretary, Sulaiman Arugungu, stated that all the cleared aspirants will be issued a Certificate of Screening clearance.
Certificates will be presented to the aspirants at the party’s secretariat by the National Organising Secretary on Saturday, February 10, 2024.
The 12 aspirants who have been cleared include former Minister of State, National Economic Planning, Clem Agba; Senator Monday Okpebholo; former Deputy Governor, Lucky Imasuen; member representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Anamero Dekeri; former APC governorship candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu; and Gideon Ikhine.
Other aspirants who were cleared are the immediate past Edo APC chairman, (retd.) Col. David Imuse; former Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (retd.) Maj-Gen. Charles Airhiavbere; former Governor Oserheimen Osunbor; former Zonal Organising Secretary (South-South), Dr. Blessing Agbohmere; member representing Ovia South/West-Ovia North/East Federal Constituency, Dennis Idahosa; and Dr. Ernest Umakhihe.
With the completion of the screening process, the APC in Edo State is now one step closer to selecting its candidate for the governorship election in September 2024.
This article was updated 2 weeks ago