Disqualified PDP presidential aspirants face panel

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is working on reducing the number of presidential ahead of the primaries on May 28-29, Ejes Gist Newspaper reports.

Last Friday, a presidential screening committee appointed by the PDP leadership cleared 15 of the 17 candidates vying for the ticket, while disqualifying two others.

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Senator David Mark, the committee’s chairman, stated that the two candidates were rejected because they did not meet the screening requirements.

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PDP presidential aspirants face panel

The disqualified candidates will appear before the party’s Presidential Screening Appeal Panel today, with their identities masked by the committee.

Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP National Chairman, chairs the 25-member Appeal Panel.

The 19 members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and six members of the Board of Trustees make up the Appeal Panel (BoT).

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The panel will hear complaints from the two disqualified applicants, according to a source close to the panel. He refused to name the aspirants who were affected.

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Stakeholders are concerned, however, that there will be 15 candidates on the primary ballot.

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The stakeholders, who believe 15 is too many, have asked the aspirants to confer among themselves in order to reduce the number to three or four.

What a member of the Party said

A party insider said that the issue could be discussed at tomorrow’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

However, according to the source, none of the 15 applicants had been officially informed about the move.

Dr. Nicholas Msheliza, Director of Contact and Mobilization for Aminu Tambuwal’s presidential campaign, stated the Tambuwal camp was unaware of the move.

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“I am hearing this from you for the first time,” Msheliza stated over the phone. Nobody has contacted us about this, and we are unaware of any such interaction.”

Dr. Msheliza, on the other hand, stated that the Tambuwal campaign would have an open mind on matters concerning his principal’s presidential ambitions.

That is the latest politics News today on Disqualified PDP presidential aspirants face panel.

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