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16 aspirants cleared for APC’s Ondo governorship primary

The screening committee has found you worthy to participate in the exercise,” he said.

• April 15, 2024
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that all 16 aspirants jostling to fly its flag in the Nov. 16 governorship election have been screened and cleared to contest in the party’s primary on April 20.

Sulaiman Arugungu, the party’s national organising secretary, said this on Monday in Abuja while presenting clearance certificates to the aspirants at the party’s national secretariat.

“I am delighted to have you all in the party’s secretariat to present to you screening clearance certificates to enable you to participate in the April 20, Ondo State Governorship primary election.

“The screening committee has found you worthy to participate in the exercise,” he said.

Sen. Joshua Lidani-led seven-man screening committee, on Friday, gave all the 16 aspirants a clean bill to contest the party’s governorship primary election.

The party is expected to pick its governorship candidate at the primary election in line with its amended schedule of activities and timetable ahead of the forthcoming Nov. 16, Ondo state governorship election.

The aspirants cleared include the state’s incumbent governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, former national vice chairman (South-West) Duerimini Kekemeke, and Olusoji Adewale Ehinlanwo.

Others are: former member of the State House of Assembly, Olugbenga Edema; business magnate, Jimoh Ibrahim; Judith Omogoroye, Maj.- Gen. Felix Ohunyeye (rtd), Jimi Odimayo, Morayo Lebi, and Diran Iyantan.

Also given a clean bill to contest in the primary are Ifeoluwa Oyedele, Funmilayo Waheed-Adekojo, Mayowa Akinfolarin, former commissioner for finance, Adewale Akinterinwa; Olusola Oke and Francis Faduyile.

(NAN)

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