By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni has said that the party would only accept credible candidates for the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections scheduled to be conducted across eight states of the Federation.
Representing Governor Mai Mala Buni, the Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John Akpan Udoedeghe stated this while inaugurating the Party’s Screening and Appeal Committees for the by-elections at the APC National Secretariat, a statement issued by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Yekini Nabena, said.
It said the Committees are saddled with the responsibility of screening APC Candidates for the bye-elections.
Senator Udoedeghe further stated that the party was moving in a new direction and would ensure that things were done properly.
He charged the members of the Committees to be fair to all the aspirants and ensure that only those with impeccable records in their careers were chosen as APC candidates.
Responding on behalf of the other members, Prof. Stephen Ocheni assured that the members of the Screening and Appeal Committees would discharge their assignment with fairness and a sense of responsibility.
Ocheni who was a former Minister expressed gratitude to the national leadership of the Party for the confidence reposed in them and for giving them the task to perform on behalf of the Party.
According to the party’s schedule of activities for the legislative bye-elections, the screening of aspirants holds Wednesday August 26th and Thursday August 27th.