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Party Screening: Conditions For Disqualification Of Aspirants By APC Revealed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has outlined the criteria for applicants to be disqualified from the party’s primaries.

According to Sulaiman Argungu, the ruling party’s National Organising Secretary, hopefuls who fail to present evidence of payment for Nomination and Expression of Interest forms would be disqualified.

He also stated that any candidate who cannot defend his or her minimal educational qualifications, violates Section 84(3) of the Electoral Act 2022, or cannot identify his or her supporters would be disqualified.

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The APC leader disclosed that the names of aspirants who have been adequately screened should be submitted to the party’s national secretariat for the issuing of certificates allowing them to participate in the primaries.

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He made these remarks on Tuesday at the launch of screening committees for State House of Assembly candidates and party delegates.

Argungun encouraged the screening committees to follow Section 84(3) of the Electoral Act 2022 in their actions.

The committees’ responsibilities, according to him, include reviewing applicants’ minimum educational criteria, sponsors, and receipts for expressions of interest and nomination forms.

“It is the proof of payment receipt that qualifies each aspirant to contest. You should also check their sponsors, and if anybody goes against section 84(3) of the electoral act as amended, he stands disqualified.

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“All these and more are in the guidelines that will be given to each group, and also, we will provide each group with aspirants’ assessment verification forms.

“You will endeavour to follow diligently to ensure you do justice to each aspirant who purchased forms and submitted same,” he told the panel.

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