The All Progressives Congress (APC) started screening its presidential aspirants on Monday, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan, the governor of Central bank, Godwin Emefiele, the president of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Sylva do not have their names listed to be screened.
Ex-APC chair John Odigie-Oyegun leads the screening committee.
Mr Jonathan had on May 9 rejected the presidential expression of interest and nomination forms of the APC bought for him by a Fulani group.
Although 28 presidential aspirants bought the APC presidential nomination forms, only 23 were listed for screening, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
Mr Emefiele had faced backlash over his involvement in partisan politics, with critics calling for his immediate sack of the apex bank’s governor.
The 12 aspirants scheduled for screening on Monday were listed as follows:
Robert A. Boroffice
Ahmad Rufai Sani
Those to be screened on Tuesday are: