Ondo guber: PDP screening panel clears 5 out of 7 aspirants - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Ondo guber: PDP screening panel clears 5 out of 7 aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ondo State Governorship Screening Committee headed by former Ebonyi State Governor, Senator Sam Egwu, has cleared 5 out of the seven aspirants jostling for the party’s sole ticket. 

It was gathered that two aspirants whose names are still shrouded in secrecy because they are yet to exercise their right of appeal, were disqualified on the basis of “legal issues around their documentation.”

Two of the aspirants, Chief Olusola Ebiseni and former Ondo State Deputy Governor, Chief Agboola Ajayi, who displayed their certificates of clearance after receiving same behind closed doors, declined comments when approached by journalists. 

The one day screening exercise which held at the National Executive Committee (NEC) Hall at the PDP National Secretariat, started at about 11:00 am, lasted till 6:15 pm on Wednesday. 

Earlier, Egwu spoke to reporters during a short break taken to allow some of the aspirants represent documents. 

He said, “I am here with the Ondo State gubernatorial screening committee, we started our work in the morning, we have seven contestants

“We have completed our screening, only some of them who's documentation is not complete will still come back to complete that aspect of documentation and when that is done, we will be done with the screening and then make our report available.

“Because we feel like everyone should have a level playing ground, a very good opportunity so they won't say they where screened out deliberately.”

He explained that the aspirants had until 5:00pm today (Wednesday) to make their case. 

Egwu said, “You can see that PDP is the party that wants to give people the opportunity provided you play by the rules of the game. 

“If a candidate tells us he forgot and he is going to bring his document before 5pm, why not? We don't want to give them the impression that the party has a candidate they support. Only few persons are involve in this case.” 

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