Two of the 17 presidential aspirants under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been disqualified by the party.
The development was revealed by the Chairman of the Screening Committee, Senator David Mark, after the exercise was concluded on Friday at the Legacy House, Abuja, the presidential campaign headquarters of the main opposition party.
According to reports, the screening began at about 11 am and lasted until 7 pm, involving all of the aspirants.
The identity of those disqualified was not revealed by Mark, who simply stated that they did not meet the requirements set by the panel.
Speaking further, the chairman added that Friday’s screening report would be transmitted to the PDP National Working Committee for consideration on the same day.
The exercise, as far as we’re concerned, went on very well. We’ve been here since morning, and I’m sure you people have been here since morning also.
“We’ve been very thorough this time. See how much time we’ve taken to screen each individual who has been here. We screened 17 aspirants, which is quite a number. We cleared 15 and two have not been cleared.
“Now, don’t ask me those who have been cleared and those who have not been cleared, because I won’t tell you. We haven’t released the result to them. So, if you ask a question in that direction, you’re wasting time.
“I think on the whole, that’s what we’ve done. And we’re quite satisfied with the standard of the aspirants by and large. And we think that any one of them, who gets the ticket, will win the election in 2023″, he said.