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PDP screens six aspirants for Osun governorship election

The election is slated for July 16.

• January 12, 2022
Iyorchia Ayu
Iyorchia Ayu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said six aspirants were screened for the Osun governorship election scheduled for July 16.

Mohammed Adoke, the chairman, Osun PDP Governorship Screening Committee, disclosed this while speaking with journalists at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

Mr Adoke said that all the six aspirants who turned out for the screening exercise were screened, adding that the exercise was transparent and fair.

He said, “We ensured that we executed the mandate given to us by the party. We ensured that we worked with the dictates of our conscience and dictates of fairness.

“As a party in opposition preparing to win the next election, we ensured we built the necessary trust within party members so that we can work in tandem with our objective, which is to win the Osun election,” he added.

All the aspirants that spoke with journalists shortly after they were screened expressed confidence in the committee and satisfaction with the process, saying they were optimistic of scaling through.

(NAN)

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