The APC has postponed the vetting of presidential candidates on its platform for the second time. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated that the screening of presidential aspirants has been rescheduled.
This was said by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, in a statement made on Sunday, May 22, 2022.
The APC’s National Working Committee (NWC) rescheduled the screening exercise for Monday, May 23, 2022, after it was unable to take place last weekend as planned.
“A new date for the drill will be announced shortly,” Morka added in the statement. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. “
On May 14 and 15, the party inaugurated 17 panels that screened 1,693 candidates, including 145 governorships, 351 senatorial, and 1,197 aspirants, ahead of the party primary.
Meanwhile, the presidential primary is scheduled for May 29 and 30, 2022, at Eagles Square in Abuja.
The National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; former Minister of Niger Delta Development, Godswill Akpabio; former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha; and former Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun are among those vying for
Ahmed Yerima, the former governor of Zamfara State, is another. Pastor Tunde Bakare; Emeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education; Ben Ayade, Dave Umahi, Kayode Fayemi, Yahaya Bello, and Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, governors of Cross River, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Kogi, and Jigawa states, respectively.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, former Minister of Information Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu, Tein Jack Rich, Nicholas Felix Nwagbo, and the lone female candidate, Mrs Uju Kennedy Ohneny, are also running.