JUST IN: Journalists barred as APC screens Tinubu, Amaechi, others

Journalists have been on the sidelines as the ruling All Progressives Congress, on Monday, held a re-election of candidates for the party’s presidency outside the department.

The inspection took place amid tight security at the Hilton Transcorp Hotel in Abuja ahead of the APC presidential summit scheduled for June 6.

At the time of our report, our correspondent concluded that the former Minister of Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and a number of other undisclosed presidential candidates had been investigated.

The task, which was postponed for the first week, was carried out by a seven-member Presidential Audit Committee led by the party’s former National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun.

The shortlist for the presidency includes: The party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Deputy President Yemi Osibanjo; former Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi; former Niger Delta Development Minister Seni. Godswill Akpabio; former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Governor of Imo State, Sen. Rochas Okorocha; and the former Governor of Ogun Region, Sen. Ibikunle Amosu.

Others by Pastor Tunde Bakare; The Governor of Cross River, Prof. Ben Ayade; Ebonyi colleague, Gov. David Umahi; Chairperson, Nigerian Rulers Forum, Kayode Fayemi; former President of the Senate, Sen. Ken Nnamani; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; Jigawa District Governor Mohammed Abubakar; and the former Governor of Zamfara District, Sen. Ahmed Yerima.

Others who still want to enter are Senator Ajayi Borroffice; his only aspiring woman, Mrs Uju Ohanenye; Pastor Nicholas Nwagbo; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; former Information Minister, Head Ikeobasi Mokelu; and Mr. Tein Jack Rich. ”

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