The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is set to screen Presidential aspirants that have purchased the nomination and expression of interest form
The deadline for submission of completed forms was April 25 and the date for the screening of the presidential candidates was fixed on 29 April.
The screening is scheduled to take place on Friday.
The aspirants ready for the screening exercise includes: Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President Bukola Saraki; former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim; Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed; Sokoto District Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; and Dele Momodu.
Others by Oliver Tariela Diana; Nwachukwu Akwenze; Mohammed Hayatu-Deen; Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; Sam Ohuabunwa; Emmanuel Udom; former Governor of Anambra Region, Peter Obi; the former Governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose; Charles Okwudili; Chikwendu Kalu; and Ndukwe Cosmos.
A statement from the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja last Thursday issued new dates for screening candidates for various posts.
The PDP had amended its nomination and interest-bearing forms for N40 million, N21 million for the administration, N3.5 million for the Senate, N2.5 million for the House of Representatives and N600,000 for the State House of Assembly.
Mr Ologunagba said after careful consideration of various issues and concerns in the party, the PDP extended the deadline for the purchase of interest and nomination forms until Friday.
“Under the reviewed timetable, the last day for the submission of already completed Forms has been extended to April 25.
“Consequently, the following new dates have been fixed for the screening as well as Appeals arising from the screening of aspirants for various positions;
“The State House of Assembly and National Assembly April 27; Governorship, April 28; Presidential, April 29.
“The Appeals on all screening exercises is May 2.”
Mr Ologunagba added that under the updated timetable, the three-member Ad Hoc Ward Congress had been fixed for April 30, while the Local Government Area National Delegates Congresses would now hold on May 5.