APC Screens Aspirants For Bayelsa Guber
The election screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded the screening of aspirants interested in contesting the Bayelsa State governorship election on its platform.
This is ahead of the scheduled August 29th primaries of the APC in the state.
The Bayelsa State Gubernatorial Primary Election Screening Committee of the APC headed by Isa Song, disqualified the immediate past Cross River State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr. Briyai Oyeins Frankland.
Naija News recalls Briyai recently resigned his appointment with INEC as the REC in charge of Cross River State.
He was disqualified by the committee for not being a card-carrying member of APC for up to one calendar year.
However, Preys Aganaba, Prince Ebitimi Amgbare, Ms. Diseye Poweigha, Mr. Lyon David, Professor Ongoebi Etebu and Senator Heineken Lokpobiri were all cleared to contest the party primaries.
The committee in its report addressed to the National Chairman of the party, which was signed by all its seven members noted that it conducted the exercise in line with guidelines and code of conduct of the APC.
“Each aspirant was asked questions relating to qualifications and conduct in line with both party constitution and election guidelines to contest for the Governorship Primary election under the platform of the APC”, the report said.
“We also asked them to produce evidence of membership of the party, voters card and payment of the prescribed fees as well as the original copy of their credentials for sighting. The screening committee was empowered to screen aspirants for the governorship election for Bayelsa’
“Therefore, Dr. Briyai Frank land was not cleared and disqualifies on the ground of Section 3 paragraph ‘L’ of the guideline for nomination of candidates”.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced November 16 for the conduct of the governorship election in Bayelsa State.