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A former national chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, who is chairman of the screening committee stated this on Friday afternoon while submitting the report of the screening exercise to the APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu on Friday in Abuja.
“And on that basis (Constitution) every single member or aspirant that presented himself qualified because it was basic and simple. But we are in the governing party and we are keen on continuing the process of replacing—at a proper time—our president with another member of the party.
“It is on that basis that we made our final shortlist. I don’t want to read the names which I think would leave to you (Chairman) but we have a shortlist. We brought the number severely down to 13.
“We could have cut it a little shorter but we wanted deliberately the younger elements to surface for them to be seen, for them to be noticed and no noise. We would hand them over to the party and it is for the party to decide whom their candidate will be.”