The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that six governorship aspirants in Edo will be screened for its primary election.
The exercise has been scheduled for June 22.
Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, in a statement on Friday, said the aspirants have bought, completed, and submitted their expression of interest and nomination forms.
They are Governor Godwin Obaseki, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Pius Odubu, Chris Ogiemwonyi, Osaro Obazee, and Matthew Aigbuhuenze Iduoriyekemwen.
APC said to ensure due diligence and transparency in the screening exercise and learning from recent shocking experiences; it was determined to avoid any lapses in the process.
“Therefore, we are making the submitted information and documents of the governorship aspirants available to our party members and the public for verification of claims and supporting the screening panel with information or any objection to the claims contained in the submission by the aspirants.”
The various submissions will be displayed at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja and Benin, the Edo State capital, from Monday, 8th to Tuesday, June 9, 2020, for claims and objections.
The party invited its members and members of the public to assist the screening committee by scrutinizing the information, credentials, and documents provided by the governorship aspirants and availing the Screening Committee of counter and correct information, if applicable.
Submission of completed forms and accompanying documents ended Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
The statement said publication of claims and objections would be from Monday, 8th to Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Screening of aspirants has been slated for Wednesday, 10th to Thursday, June 11, 2020.
This will be followed by Screening Appeal, which will hold on Friday, June 12, 2020.
The Primary Election will hold on Monday, June 22, 2020, while Election Appeal has been slated for Wednesday, June 24, 2020.