By Emmanuel Nduka
The Presidential Screening Committe of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disqualified two of its aspirants.
This was announced by Chairman of the Committee, Sen. David Mark on Friday after it concluded its screening of the party’s 17 aspirants.
While the Chairman did not disclose the identity of the disqualified candidates, he said they did not meet up with the requirements for the position they were contesting for.
The disqualified candidates are expected to forfeit the N40 million each of them paid for the expression of interest and nomination forms.
The screening, according to one of the aspirants – Sen Anyim Pius Anyim – was designed to verify the candidates’ membership and financial status, academic credentials, and other requirements for a presidential candidate as spelled out in the constitution.
Heritage Times had reported that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had fixed of its nomination and expression of interest forms at N100 million.