PDP’s Edo Governorship Aspirants Face Scrutiny Today as Screening Committee Takes Center Stage

PDP’s Edo Governorship Aspirants Face Scrutiny Today as Screening Committee Takes Center Stage

PDP Initiates Screening Process for Edo Governorship Aspirants:

Today marks a significant day for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as it commences the screening of aspirants vying for the governorship position in Edo State.

The National Working Committee (NWC) had earlier scheduled January 29 for the crucial screening process, which will play a pivotal role in determining eligible candidates for the primary election slated for February 22.

Governor Caleb Mutfwang Leads Screening Committee:

Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has been appointed to spearhead the screening committee responsible for evaluating the qualifications of aspirants.

The committee’s verdict will significantly influence the selection of candidates who will vie for the PDP ticket in the upcoming governorship election.

List of Aspirants Facing the Screening Committee:

Several notable aspirants are set to undergo scrutiny by the screening committee, including the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, Asue Igbodalo, Osaro Onaiwu, Blessing Igbinedion, Anselm Usiose Ojezua, Omoregie Ihama, Umoru Hadizat, Felix Akhabue, and Martin Uhomoibhi.

The outcome of the screening process will shape the landscape of the party’s gubernatorial race in Edo.

Composition of the Seven-Man Committee:

In accordance with the party’s directive, a seven-man committee has been established to oversee the screening exercise.

Notable members of this committee include former Osun State deputy governor, Olusola Obada, Aminu Shagari, Afolabi Alimi, and Hassan Saleh.

The committee is entrusted with ensuring a thorough evaluation of aspirants based on predefined criteria.

Details of the Screening Venue and Time:

The screening exercise is scheduled to take place at the NWC Hall, Wadata Plaza, National Secretariat, Abuja, starting at 9 am prompt.

The venue and timing have been carefully chosen to facilitate a comprehensive and efficient assessment of the gubernatorial aspirants.

Nomination Forms Cost and Fee Structure:

As part of the party’s procedural requirements, aspirants are obligated to obtain nomination forms at a cost of N30 million each. Additionally, a fee of five million is applicable for the expression of interest.

However, the party has exempted females and disabled persons from paying the nomination fee, with the expectation that they contribute to the five million expressions of interest fees.

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