The All Progressives Congress (APC) has unveiled the list of cleared aspirants seeking to become the party’s candidates for the legislative by-elections to be conducted across eight states of the federation.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Yekini Nabena, the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
According to the ruling party, its Screening Committees have cleared the aspirants to participate in its primaries scheduled for 3 September, ahead of the concurrent elections to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on 31 October.
The statement read: “Ahead of the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the All Progressives Congress Screening Committees have cleared all aspirants who purchased expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the Party’s Primary Election scheduled for Thursday 3rd, September, 2020.
“Recall that Legislative by-elections will be conducted across eight States of the Federation as follows: Bayelsa Central Senatorial District Election, Bayelsa State, Bayelsa West Senatorial District Election, Bayelsa State, Nganzai State Constituency Borno, Borno State, Bayo State Constituency, Borno State.
“Others are Cross River North Senatorial District, Cross River State, Obudu State Constituency, Cross River State, Imo North Senatorial District, Imo State, Lagos East Senatorial District, Lagos State, Kosofe II State Constituency, Lagos State, Plateau South Senatorial District, Plateau State, Bakura State Constituency, Zamfara State and Ibaji State Constituency, Kogi State.”
The list shows that only one person, Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru purchased and submitted forms to contest for the Lagos East senatorial ticket.
Eleven persons were cleared to contest for the sole APC ticket for Imo North senatorial district, five persons were given the nod to contest in Cross River north senatorial district.
Three persons were cleared to contest for the party’s ticket in Bayelsa West senatorial district while five persons will be slugging it out for the ticket in Bayelsa Central senatorial district. Five persons were also cleared for the Plateau South senatorial district ticket race.
For state constituencies, only one person who paid for the forms was cleared for Kosofe II state constituency in Lagos State, only one person was also cleared for Obudu state constituency of Cross River State.
One person each was cleared to contest for the APC ticket for the Ngazi and Bayo state constituencies of Borno State.
Four persons were cleared to contest for the Bakura state constituency in Zamfara State while seven persons were cleared for Ibaji state constituency in Kogi State.
Below is the list of cleared aspirants as published by the APC:
IMO NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
1. Ifeanyi Godwin Ararume
2. Hon. Mathew Omegara
3. Achonu Athanasius Nneji
4. Uchendu Maric Chijioke
5. Ibezim Chukwuma Frank
6. Uwajumogu Edith Chidinma
7. Uchenna Onyeiwu Ubah
8. Okoro Eze Joachim
9. Nwachukwu Bright Uchenna
10. Onuoha Chikwem Chijioke
11. Ihim Iheanacho (Acho) Celestine
CROSS RIVER NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
1. Ochicha Odey Anthony
2. Joe Odey Anthony, SAN
3. Harry Godwin Odey
4. Prof. Zana Itiunbe Akpagu
5. Fidelis Ebi Egoro
OBUDU STATE CONSTITUENCY – CROSS RIVER
1. Dr. Agbor Godwin Adase
BAYELSA WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT
1. Capt. Mathew Karimo
2. Hon. Omonikeke Kemelayefa
3. Ebebi Peremobowei
BAYELSA CENTRAL SENATORIAL DISTRICT
1. Barr. Festus Dauniebi Sunday
2. Abel Ebifemowei
3. Timipa Tiwei Orunimigbe
4. Hon. Henry Daniel Ofongo
5. Godknows Bolaji Igali
PLATEAU SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
1. Prof. Doknan Danjuma Sheni
2. Nanvel Nimfel
3. Prof. Emmanuel Joseph Daniyang
4. Nora Ladi Daduut
5. Damian Dongnaán Shekarau
KOSOFE II STATE CONSTITUENCY, LAGOS STATE
1. Saheed Wasiu Obafemi
LAGOS EAST SENATORIAL DISTRICT
1. Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru
NGANZI STATE CONSTITUENCY, BORNO STATE
1. Mohammed Ali Gajiradi
BAYO STATE CONSTITUENCY, BORNO STATE
1. Maigari M. Abare
BAKURA STATE CONSTITUENCY, ZAMFARA STATE
1. Hon. Bello Dankande Gamji
2. Lawali Isa
3. Saídu Dan Bala
4. Sani Mohammed Yar’kofogi
IBAJI STATE CONSTITUENCY, KOGI STATE
1. Mathew Omachonu Eguche
2. Patrick Obwu Abah
3. Joseph Enemona
4. Jerry Omaiwala
5. Moses Emmanuel Commander
6. Atule Egbunu
7. Ogwu Harry Uba