Edo 2024: Ganduje inaugurates 7 man aspirants screening committee
The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has assured the 12 Edo State governorship aspirants in the February 17 party primary of a level playing ground for the most accepted candidate to fly the party’s flag in the September state governorship election.
He gave the assurance, while inaugurating the Edo State National Gubernatorial Aspirants Screening Committee and Screening Appeal Committee at the party headquarters in Abuja.
Ganduje Who was represented by the National Organising Secretary, Alhaji Suleiman Arugungu, urged members of the two committees to be meticulous in the discharge of their assignment and ensure that the outcome of their assignment will be without any litigation.
“We are going to provide a level playing ground for all our 12 aspirants. I implore you to be thorough in carrying out your assignment and follow the checklists to be sure that all the aspirants comply with the guidelines.
“As you proceed to engage with the task for which you have been nominated, please, be rest assured that we have made sure that the exercise will be hitch-free and seamless.”
The Chairman of the Screening Committee, Prof. Taoheed Abdul Adedoja, who promised the party and the aspirants of carrying out their assignment in line with the guidelines, added that the guidelines would be adhered to strictly.
“Our work is not to disqualify any aspirant but to allow all aspirants to clear themselves, and where there might be some problems, that’s why the appeal committee is also set up as part of the due process – fairness and justice process of this great party ”
The two-day screening exercise began shortly after the inauguration of the committee with former Minister of State, National Economic Planning, Prince Clem Agba, Senator Monday Okpebholo, who represents Edo Central in the upper chamber of the National Assembly and former deputy governor, Hon. Lucky Imasuen.
Other aspirants screened were members representing Etsako Federal Constituency, Hon. Anamero Sunday Dekeri, former APC governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu and Engr. Gideon Ikhine.