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SW PDP Governorship Aspirants’ Screening On-going


Eleven aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 gubernatorial elections in three Southwest states, Oyo, Ogun and Lagos States presented themselves for screening before a committee set up by the party.

The 7- man screening committee led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi is attending to the aspirants at the Southwest PDP secretariat, old Bodija, Ibadan.

The aspirants from Ogun state are Segun Sowunmi; Jimi Lawal and Oladipupo Adebutu, while two aspirants from Oyo state are Hazeem Gbolarumi and the state governor, Seyi Makinde.

Six aspirants from Lagos state are David Kolawole; Shamsideen Dosumu; Jimi Karmal; AbdulAzeez Adediran; Adedeji Doherty and Rhodes Gbadebo.

Speaking with journalists on the exercise, the Chairman Peoples Democratic party screening committee for the south west, Senator  Ahmed Makarfi  urged electoral stakeholders in the country to create a level playing field for all candidates in next year’s general elections to ensure that the wish of Nigerians prevail.

Senator Makarfi enjoined the aspirants to comply with the PDP guidelines and the electoral act.

He stressed that the screening was to ensure that the candidates or aspirants of the party  are in full compliance with the law.

Senator Makarfi added that the party is working assiduously to ensure that the party emerge victorious at the general election.

Radio Nigeria reports that Governor Seyi Makinde was the first aspirant to be screened.

The exercise was ongoing at the time of filing this report.

Iyabo Adebisi

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