The All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, inaugurated the Edo State Screening and Appeals committees, ahead of the June 18 governorship primary election in Benin City. While the Screening Committee is headed by a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Prince Chibudum Nwuche, the Appeals Committee has Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora as chairman.
The APC national organising secretary, Senator Osita Isunazo, who inaugurated the two committees at the party’s national secretariat, in Abuja, warned them against any form of compromise. Isunazo, who pledged the support of the party leadership to the committees, added that the team was assembled with the hope that the members would handle the assignment “dispassionately”. “If you bring an aspirant that is not qualified, he runs the election on our ticket and wins, and the other people go to court, our party will lose to a party that came second. So, your duty is very critical,” he said.
The chairman of the Screening Committee, Prince Nwuche, said a political party became stronger if it gave room for justice in the selection of candidates, stating that “the screening exercise is the first in the process.”
“What killed many political parties in the past, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is injustice. In the APC, I know that that will not be here,” he added. Twelve APC governorship aspirants, including one female, are participating in the screening exercise, which started yesterday and ends on Sunday June 12?.
Source: Daily Trust