The All Progressives Congress (APC) Edo State gubernatorial aspirants screening committee has cleared 12 candidates to compete for the party’s ticket.
The ruling party had scheduled primary elections for February 22.
According to a statement issued by National Organizing Secretary Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, the screening exercise took conducted on Thursday and Friday.
The committee successfully cleared Prince Clem Agba, Senator Monday Okpebholo, Lucky Imasuen, Anamero Sunday Dekeri, Pastor Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu, and Engr. Gideon Ikhine.
Others include Col. David Imuse, Rtd., Prof. Oserheinmen Osunbor, Blessing Agbomhere, Danis Idahosa, and Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe.
The message went on to say that “Certificate of Screening will be presented to all the 12 Gubernatorial Aspirants at the Party’s National Secretariat by the National Organising Secretary, Saturday, 10th February, 2024” .
It has been stated that any of the 12 hopefuls who emerge as the party’s flagbearer during the primary elections will compete for the Governorship seat on September 21.