Akeredolu, Ajasin’s daughter Jumoke Anifowose, Kekemeke, 8 others screened, one disqualified ahead July 20 Ondo APC governorship primaries


Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Governorship Screening Committee for Ondo State governorship primary election of July 20, 2020 has concluded its assignment after screening 12 aspirants in the process.

The Chairman of the Screening Committee, Mr. Tijani Tumsa, revealed that the aspirants were scored based on their presentations, educational qualifications, among others, but added that one of the 12 aspirants failed to meet up with the requirements set by the party. He did not disclose who the disqualified aspirant was.

The aspirants who participated in the screening exercise were the state Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Mr. Joseph Olusola Iji, Odimayo Okunjimi, Olayide Owolabi Adelami, Issac Kekemeke, Olusola Oke, lfeoluwa Oyedele and daughter of Pa Michael Adekunle Ajasin, Second Republic Governor of Old Ondo State, Jumoke Anifowoshe.

Others included Awodeyi Colinus, Olubukola Adetula, Segun Abraham and Nathaniel Adojutelegan.

The committee chairman Tumsa, while submitting its report, said, “We commenced the screening exercise two days ago. There were 12 aspirants in all and I’m glad to report that they all showed up for the exercise and we were able to conduct the screening within the two days stipulated.

“The committee decided that the aspirants be scored base on their presentations, educational qualifications, their commitment to the party, knowledge of the constitution, community service, manifesto of the APC, their team spirit and working experience.

“Of the 12 aspirants, the committee has deemed it possible to qualify eleven of the aspirants to contest for the primary. We understand of course that the 12th aspirant has the option of appealing the decision of the committee.”

Tumsah noted that the aspirants cooperated in no small measures to the success of the exercise, and also thanked the party for finding the members of the committee worthy to conduct exercise.

Receiving the report on behalf of Buni, the caretaker committee’s secretary, Sen. John Udoehe, commended the committee for doing a diligent exercise.

He however assured that the report would be transferred to the appeal committee for necessary action.

In the meantime, rumour going the round has it that the 12th aspirant disqualified was Segun Abraham, which The DEFENDER was unable to confirm as at the time of filing this report.

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