Convention: APC Screens 179 Aspirants, Insists On Zoning

All Progressives Party, APC
All Progressives Party, APC

No fewer than 179 aspirants in All Progressives Congress, APC, jostling for various positions in National Working Committee, NWC, and other national offices have been screened.

Again, the party reiterated that it would stick to its zoning formula ahead of its forthcoming national convention slated for June 23.

This has effectively shut out aspirants from other zones other than those where certain offices had been zoned.

Aminu Bello Masari, the Chairman of the National Convention Screening sub-Committee and governor of Katsina State, Sunday, told journalists at the venue of the screening in Abuja, saying, “The total number of aspirants nationwide is about 179, though specifically I cannot immediately tell you their geographical spread.”

Asked whether his committee may disqualify any aspirant, Masari said it was too premature for him to say, adding that the report of his sub-committee would be presented Monday.

On the issue of zoning, the Katsina governor declared that “you can only contest for any position zoned to your zone.

”So far, those who applied for positions from the North-west are from the North-west, nobody from the North-east or elsewhere applied for the positions zoned to the North-West.”