The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed May 23 for the screening of its presidential aspirants ahead of the 2023 general elections
This was announced by Alhaji Suleiman Arugugun, National Organising Secretary, APC this on Saturday in Abuja when he fielded reporters’ after the inauguration of the party’s screening committees for House of Representatives, Senate and governorship aspirants.
Also, APC special convention for the presidential primaries has been scheduled to hold from May 30 to June 1.
“The screening for the presidential aspirants, we have so far 28 presidential aspirants and as you are all aware, some aspirants have started withdrawing their aspirations.
“And by God’s grace on May 23, those that are left for the screening proper, will be screened,” Arugugun said.
The screening committees’ chairmen and secretaries were inaugurated by Sen. Abubakar Kyari, APC Deputy National Chairnan, North on behalf of the National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu.
Speaking at the ceremony, Kyari, said that a total of 145 governorship aspirants would be screened by three panels while 351 senate aspirants would be screened by four panels for the party’s 2023 ticket.
He said that a total of 1,197 House of Representatives aspirants would also be screened by 10 panels.
“We have a very strong party, we have a big party, and we are committed to deliver the right candidates for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
“We have no doubt that the distinguished ladies and gentleman assembled here will do just that.
“I wouldn’t want to go into details because we all know ourselves, and we have tried to engage you in a manner that you will also bring your experience to the fore,” he said.