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See List Of Aspirants Screened By APC For Kogi, Bayelsa, Imo Governorship Race




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The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday screened not less than 23 aspirants contesting for the party’s governorship ticket in Bayelsa, Kogi, and Imo States.

Naija News gathered however that Governor Hope Uzodinma is the only aspirant for Imo State as he was returned unopposed when he appeared before the screening committee on Friday at Ladi Kwali Conference Center, the venue of the screening exercise.

The committee is screening the aspirants ahead of the April 14 governorship primary elections of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

It would be recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed November 11, 2023, for the conduct of the three off-season governorship elections.

From Bayelsa State, six aspirants screened by the committee include the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipreye Silva, 2019 Governor-elect, Chief David Pereworimini Lyon, Ogbomade Isikima Johnson, Prof. Ongoebi Etebu Maureen, Festus Daumiebi Sunday and Joshua Maciver.

From Kogi State, the incumbent Deputy Governor, Edward David Onoja topped the list of screened aspirants seeking to take over from Governor Yahaya Bello.

Others were Senator Smart Adeyemi, the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello, Abdulkareem Asuku, the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Muritala Yakubu Ajaka; son of the former Gov. Abubakar Audu, Prince Shauibu Abubakar Audu; Sanusi Ohiare, former Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barr. Salami Momodu O. Deedat and Usman Ododo, Auditor General, Local Government.

Also screened were the Chairman Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber Crime, Senator Oseni Yakubu, Halima l. Alfa, Momoh Jibrin, Alh. Yusuf Yakubu Okala, Hon. Asiru Idris, Prof. Stephen Ikani Ocheni, Abubakar Yahaya Achimugu, Idachaba Friday and David A. Jimoh.

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Hon. James Abiodun Faleke was yet to arrive at the venue of the screening at the time of filing the report.