Saturday, November 27, 2021

ASPIRANTS DISQUALIFIED OVER AGE VARIATIONS IN OYO: APC CONGRESS

The screening body set up by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to screen the candidates scrambling to be members of the State Executive of the ruling party in Oyo state has disclosed that it has disqualified all the aspirants eyeing the post of State Assistant Youth Leader.

This was disclosed on Wednesday by the committee.

It was earlier reported that the APC state congress has been fixed for this Saturday and the panel to screen aspirants is said to resume on Thursday.

Owing to alleged irregularities, the congress slated to hold last Saturday was later postponed.

The screening committee has, however, said that it has disqualified some aspirants.

The committee noted that it also disqualified four out of the five people who sought to vie for Senatorial Youth Leader position.

It said that the aspirants were disqualified because they were found to be over-aged.

The committee in a statement signed by its Secretary, Afeez Bolaji Repete, revealed that majority of party members eyeing Youth Leadership positions have passed the age bracket of between 18 and 35 years stipulated in the Constitution of the Party.

Repete said, “All aspirants eyeing the post of State Assistant Youth Leader and four out of the five who sought to vie for Senatorial Youth Leader position were found to be over-aged.
“At the end of the screening exercise, we found that the majority of party members eyeing Youth Leadership positions across board have passed the age bracket of between 18 and 35 years stipulated in the Constitution of our great Party and they were summarily disqualified.

“Also disqualified are all aspirants who jettisoned the Zoning arrangement prescribed by leadership of the party in the State and thus sought offices outside their geopolitical zones.

“Also, it may interest the public to know that four eminent members of the party from Oke-Ogun Zone 1 expressed their desire to emerge as the next State Chairman and they all had a good account of themselves at the screening exercise. They are: Alhaji Abu Gbadamosi Adejare (Kajola), Mr. Dele Akinleye (Itesiwaju), Engr. Abolade Yekeen Akanni (Iseyin) and Mr. Isaac Ajiboye Omodewu (Itesiwaju)”.

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