THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday commenced screening of its aspirants for Anambra governorship election ahead of its primaries scheduled for June 26.
The screening, taking place at the party’s national headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, is scheduled for Monday and will be winding up today.
The Screening Committee chaired by former Kogi State Governor, Retired Capt. Idris Wada pledged that the committee would follow the party’s guidelines and regulations for the screening.
“We are going to be diligent, honest, thorough and transparent, so we seek aspirants’ cooperation in that regard,” he said.
The party National Organising Secretary, Retired Col. Austin Akobundu, said the exercise was to screen the aspirants ahead of the primaries, to elect a candidate that would lead PDP to victory in the November 6 election.
He said the exercise would be smooth, as the committee was committed to its mandate.
Akobundu said most parties, including the PDP, in the past lost elections for doing shady jobs in screening of aspirants.
He said although the aspirants were 16, the committee would determine those that met the criteria for the election.
Some of the aspirants who obtained the party’s nomination and expression of interest forms include; Uche Ekwunife, Obiora Okonkwo, Chris Azugbogu, Winston Udeh, Valentine Ozigbo, Godwin Ezeemo and Emeka Etiaba
Others are Ifedi Okwena, Ugochukwu Uba, Tony Nwoye, Chidi Onyemerukwe, Godwin Maduka and Ekwochi Genevieve.