The screening committee led by John Odigie-Oyegun has disqualified ten presidential candidates running for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket in Nigeria in 2023.
On Friday, Oyegun revealed this while presenting the report of his committee to APC national chairman Abdullahi Adamu at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Only thirteen of the 23 aspirants who appeared before the committee were cleared, according to him.
Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor; Godswill Akpabio, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs; Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state; and Oladimeji Bankole, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, were among the candidates who appeared.
Tein Jack-Rich, President/Founder of Belemaoil and Belema Aid Foundation; Ogbonnaya Onu, former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation; Ben Ayade, Cross River state governor; Ikeobasi Mokelu, former Minister of Information; Rotimi Amaechi, former Minister of Transportation; Emeka Nwajiuba, former Minister of State for Education; and Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state are among the others.
Ahmed Yerima, former governor of Zamfara; Ibikunle Amosun, former Governor of Ogun State; Uju Kennedy, the only female aspirant; Tunde Bakare, Nicholas Felix; Ken Nnamani, former President of the Senate president; Ajayi Borroffice, deputy senate leader; and Mohammed Abubakar-Badaru, governor of Jigawa State are also being screened.
The names of those who were disqualified were not released at the time of this report.