PDP Screens Aspirants Ahead Of May 15 LG Polls

Screening exercise for aspirants under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to contest in the May 15 Local Government election in Oyo State is ongoing at the party’s state secretariat, Molete, Ibadan.

The aspirants who will be vying for chairmanship and councillorship tickets to contest in the May 15 Local Government Election stormed the premises of the party’s secretariat with credentials and expression of interest in the company of their various supporters.

They were, however, called according to their local government area for an interface with the screening panel set up by the party to avoid overcrowding and also maintain COVID-19 protocols.

Some of the aspirants, Messers Sarafat Onijo, Omotosho Abiodun and Olanrewaju Adepoju who spoke with Radio Nigeria on the exercise said the process was transparent and expressed optimism that credible candidates would emerge.

Oyo State Chairman, PDP, Oyo State, Alhaji Omokunmi Mustafa, explained that aspirants from Ibadan and Ibarapa zones were screened today while that of Oke-Ogun and Ogbomosho would be attended to tomorrow.

Alhaji Mustafa who stated that about one thousand councillorship aspirants and one hundred and fifty aspirants would be screened for during the exercise noted that the governor had no anointed candidates.

He, however, assured members of the PDP and the general public that the process of selecting candidates for the local government election would be transparent.

Funmilola Obagbayegun/Temidayo Adu

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