The All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue the screening of its presidential aspirants today ahead of the party’s primary scheduled to take place between June 6 and 8.
A total of 11 presidential hopefuls are expected to appear on Tuesday before the APC Presidential Screening Committee led by a former Edo State governor and former APC national chairman, John Oyegun.
They include the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo; the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; and oil magnate, Tein Jack Rich.
Others are former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, former Minister of Information under the late General Sani Abacha regime, Ikeobasi Mokelu.
Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, is also expected to appear before the panel after he was granted bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja in an alleged N2.9 billion fraud case being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).