The screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Edo State gubernatorial election has approved 12 individuals to compete for the party’s ticket.
The primary elections of the ruling party are scheduled for February 22.
According to a statement signed by the National Organizing Secretary, Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, the screening process took place from Thursday to Friday.
The candidates who have been successfully cleared by the committee include Prince Clem Agba, Senator Monday Okpebholo, Lucky Imasuen, Anamero Sunday Dekeri, Pastor Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu, and Engr. Gideon Ikhine.
Additionally, Col David Imuse, Rtd, Prof Oserheinmen Osunbor, Blessing Agbomhere, Denise Idahosa, and Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe have also been cleared.
The statement also pointed out that “Certificate of Screening will be presented to all the 12 Gubernatorial Aspirants at the Party’s National Secretariat by the National Organising Secretary, Saturday, 10th February 2024”.
The Governorship election in Edo State is scheduled to be held in September, and any of the twelve APC aspirants who emerge as the party’s flagbearer during the primary polls will battle for the state’s top political seat with candidates of other parties at the general polls.