The APC has inaugurated its screening and appeal committees for the upcoming Ekiti governorship election.

The National Organising Secretary of the party, Ositta Izunaso, on behalf of the National Chairman, John Oyegun, inaugurated the two committees on Wednesday.

Former Bayelsa State governor, Timipre Silva, is the chairman of the screening Committee, while the appeal Committee is chaired by Abuzarri Ribadu.

Other members of the screening committee are Denton Oghuihi as secretary, Samaila Yusuf, Amina Gwamawa, Ayo Afolabi, Biyami Shikafi, and Muhammed Mustapha as members.

The appeal committee members are Tunde Esan as secretary;  Kayode Oseni, Osaro Bizugbe and Eden Selong will serve as members.

The Ekiti state governorship election is scheduled to hold July 14.


Towards the election, APC had released a timetable showing its scheduled activities starting with the sale of forms from April 9 to 17, after which the aspirants will be screened from April 23 to April 25.

The primary will be hold on May 5.

Not less than 29 aspirants have either written or visited the secretariat of the party to indicate their interest to contest although some are yet to publicly declare.

Some of the aspirants include: former governors Kayode Fayemi and Segun Oni; Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu; former senator Gbenga Aluko; former State House of Assembly Speaker, Olufemi Bamisile; former Labour Party candidate, Opeyemi Bamidele; and former chairman of the Ekiti State Hospitals Management Board, Bamidele Faparusi.

The APC is seeking to oust the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), whose candidate in 2014, Ayo Fayose, defeated the sitting APC governor, Fayemi.

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