The screening committee set up by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of Ondo state guber elections has disqualified one of the twelve aspirants.
The committee has submitted it’s report to the part’s Caretaker Committee led by governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.
According to the report, aspirants who participated in the exercise include:
Joseph Olusola Iji
Olayide Owolabi Adelaml
Issacs Duerimini Kekemeke
Olusola Oke Alex
lfeoluwa Olusola 0yedele
Olajumoke Olubusola Anifowoshe
Dr.Abraham Olusegun Michael
Dr. Nathaniel Adojutelegan.
The Chairman of the Ondo state screening committee, Alhaji Tijani Tumsa, said during submission of the report on Friday in Abuja that, the aspirants were scored based on their presentations, education qualifications, among others but one of the twelve aspirants failed to meet up with the requirements set by the party.
According to him, “We commenced the screening exercise two days ago. There were twelve aspirants in all and I’m glad to report that they all showed up for the exercise and we were able to conduct the screening within the two days stipulated.
“The committee decided that the aspirants be scored base on their presentations, educational qualifications, their commitment to the party, knowledge of the constitution, community service, manifestoes of the APC their team spirit and working experience.
“Of the 12 aspirants fit the election, the committee has deemed it possible to qualify eleven of the aspirants to contest for the primary. We understand of course that the 12th aspirant has the option of appealing the decision of the committee.
“I will like to emphasize and to commend the aspirants who cooperated in no small measures for the success of this exercise. I will like to seize this opportunity to thank the party for finding us worthy to conduct exercise.”
The Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Senator John Udoehe, commended the committee for what he described as diligent exercise while receiving the report on behalf of governor Buni, adding that the report will be transferred to the appeal committee for necessary action without delay.