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2023: PDP Screens Atiku, Saraki, Wike, 14 Others Today




The Peoples Democratic Party is set to screen seventeen presidential aspirants today in Abuja ahead of its primaries scheduled for May 28 and 29.

Naija News had earlier reported that the main opposition party appointed former Senate President, David Mark as the chairman of a nine-man committee expected to screen the aspirants.

Other members of the screening committee are Celestine Omehia, Mike Ahamba (SAN), former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko; Edward Ashiekaa (SAN), and Hilda Makanto.

The National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu would oversee the presidential screening appeal panel.

The main opposition party will hold its screening exercise at Legacy House, Abuja, the party’s presidential campaign headquarters.

The aspirants are Atiku Abubakar (Adamawa), Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (Sokoto), Bukola Saraki (Kwara), and Anyim Pius Anyim (Ebonyi), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Nyesom Wike (Rivers) and Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom).

Others are Peter Obi (Anambra), Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti), Nwachukwu Anakwenze (Anambra), Dele Momodu (Edo), Mohammed Hayatu-Deen (Borno), Sam Ohuabunwa (Imo), Cosmos Ndukwe (Abia), Charles Ugwu (Enugu), Chikwendu Kalu (Abia) and Oliver Tareila Diana.

The PDP is seeking to regain power from the All Progressives Congress after losing out in the 2015 general elections.

The party would hope to present the best presidential candidate in its plan to secure the votes of Nigerians in the 2023 presidential election.