APC Convention: Screening Of Aspirants Begin
The screening of prospective aspirants vying for national executive positions in the All Progressives Congress begins on Monday, June 11.
60 available positions are up for grab at the June 23 national convention where the National Executive Committee (NEC) members will be elected.
The positions, which have been divided into 10 each and zoned to the six geo-political zones, include that of the national chairman, deputy national chairman (North), deputy national chairman (South), national secretary, deputy national secretary and six national vice chairmen, one from each geo-political zone of the country (to be known as zonal chairmen).
Other positions are: national legal adviser, deputy national legal adviser, national treasurer, deputy national treasurer, national financial secretary, deputy national financial secretary, national organising secretary, deputy national organising secretary, national publicity secretary, deputy national publicity secretary, national welfare secretary, deputy national welfare secretary, national auditor, deputy national auditor, national women leader, deputy national women leader, national youth leader, deputy national youth leader, and national special (Persons With Disability) leader.
The available positions also include six zonal youth leaders, six zonal organising secretaries, six zonal secretaries, six zonal women leaders, and six ex-officio members, one from each geo-political zone.
Already, former governors Adams Oshiomhole, Clement Ebri and Ibrahim Emokpaire have obtained nomination forms to run for the office of national chairman of the party.
Sources said about five people would jostle for the position of national secretary.
They include the incumbent, Mai Mala Buni; the Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari; Kashim Imam and Barrister Mohammed Bello.
Former governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo has also purchased a form to run for deputy national chairman (South), while Olusola Oke is said to have picked the form to contest the seat of national legal adviser.
Oke was a former national legal adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The screening according to sources would be to ascertain the claims made by each of the aspirants in the forms they submitted.