PDP Makarfi screens 3 aspirants ahead of Edo guber polls

The Senator Ahmed Markaf » i led
National Caretaker Committee of
the Peoples Democratic Party has
screened three aspirants of the
party ahead of the Edo
gubernatorial election.
Sources disclosed that a four-man committee
set up by the Markafi led PDP, screened the
aspirants, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Chief
Solomon Edebiri and Matthew
Iduoriyekemwen on Wednesday, June 15,
2015 at the party’s secretariat in Benin, Edo
In a report by The StreetJournal, the Screening
Committee was headed by former Minister of
Education, Prof. Tunde Adediran and also had
Senator Abiye Sekibo, Senator Joshua Idaini,
Ndubusi Nwingwe and Faruk Yahaya Idris as
After the exercise, the Chairman of the
Committee, Prof. Adeniran, reportedly
expressed confidence in the screening, saying
it was thorough.

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“We are here for the screening of
governorship aspirants with a view to electing
a candidate through a credible and transparent
primary election that will be taking place on
“The screening exercise has been undertaken,
very thorough and we are indeed very proud
as a party that we have a very wonderful and
patriotic Nigerians and committed party
leaders from Edo State who have shown
interest in vying for the candidacy of our great
“Three of the governorship aspirants were
screened one after the other and we found
them very worthy. They have met the
relevant criteria and conditions stipulated in
the Constitution of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria and of course, the requirements of the
Independent National Electoral Commission
“We believe that with these men of honour,
we are sure that the details of the Electoral Act
must be taken into consideration in the
screening and by the time we present
whoever emerges among them as required by
the Electoral Law, it will be easy for our
candidate to scale through,” Adeniran said.
Adediran further disclosed that the aspirants
have agreed to work with whoever emerges as
the party’s flag bearer during the September
10, 2016 governorship election.

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