The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will today screen candidates contesting the Edo governorship election.
Recall that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party had fixed January 29 for the screening of candidates for the governorship of Edo State.
Some of the candidates expected to appear before the screening committee include 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.
In a statement, the party's National Organizing Secretary Umar Bature also announced that a seven-member committee had been approved to oversee the display.
Bature stated that former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Olusola Obada, Aminu Shagari, Afolabi Alimi and Hassan Saleh are members of the committee.
He added that the screening would take place at 9am at the NWC Hall, Wadata Plaza, National Secretariat, Abuja.
The statement reads: “The National Working Committee of our great party, the PDP, has approved your nomination to serve on the Screening Committee.
“The committee will screen all gubernatorial candidates for the upcoming governorship primaries in Edo State.
“The screening will take place on Monday, January 29, 2024 at the NWC Hall, Wadata Plaza, National Secretariat, Abuja, FCT, at 9:00 am sharp.
“Members of the committee are Caleb Mutfwang as chairman; Erelu Olusola Obada (member); Aminu Shagari (member); Afolabi Alimi (member); and Hassan Saleh (member).”
The cost of the nomination forms is N30 million each while the expression of interest is five million.
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Women and the disabled were exempt from paying the nomination fee, but they were expected to pay the five million interest payment notices.