The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed May 23 for the screening of its presidential aspirants for the 2023 general elections.
Alhaji Suleiman Arugugun, National Organising Secretary, APC made this known on Saturday in Abuja while answering questions put before him by reporters’ just shortly after the inauguration of chairmen and secretaries of the party’s screening committees for House of Representatives, Senate and governorship aspirants.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that APC special convention for the presidential primaries would 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.
NAN reports that the committees’ chairmen and secretaries were inaugurated by Sen. Abubakar Kyari, APC Deputy National Chairman, 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.