The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) screening panel has disqualified 10 out of 23 presidential aspirants from participating in its special convention to pick a flag bearer.
A former National Chairman of the party, John Oyegun, who chaired the screening panel, disclosed this on Friday while presenting a report to the party chairman, Abdullahi Adamu.
Oyegun said: “First, we have 23 aspirants that we interacted with and my first comment is that we are indeed a lucky party. The point I want to make is the quality of the people that want to govern this country.”
“We are a governing party and so the ability to lead, the background, experience… it is on the basis that we made a shortlist. I won’t want to read the names, I’d leave that to you, but we brought the number down to 13.
“We could have cut it a little shorter but we wanted the younger elements to surface.”