From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
All the Chairmanship aspirants on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), kaduna State Chapter, have taken a written examination as part of the screening process.
The aspirants were equally subjected to physical and oral interview by a 17-man panel made up of up professors, lawyers and holders of doctorate degrees among others.
The written examination is the
first in the history of Nigeria as condition for qualification to contest election into the chairmanship position of a local government,
The screening was held at the state owned stonehedge hotel and the place was filled to capacity with aspiring chairmen and supporters anxiously waiting for their turns to be screened after the examination.
Investigations revealed that one of the questions during the exam was for the aspirants to write biographical essay on their life, schools attended, work experience, places lived or visited within kaduna state, Nigeria and abroad.
A chairmanship aspirant said, the exam was thorough and the screening was also very thorough as they were made to make photocopies of their credentials in 17 places for the panelists who took time to scrutinize them and ask probing questions.
The essence of the exams and thorough screening, it was further gathered, was to screen out those with questionable credentials and deficiencies that will subject the party to litigation after the election.