From Bitrus Usman. Kaduna
In an attempt to field able and competent candidates for the upcoming local government election in the Kaduna State, the government has subjected chairmanship aspirants on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for the upcoming local government elections to written and oral examinations and then screening .
The even which is current ongoing started on Tuesday and expected to end at the weekend, involves. 105 APC chairmanship aspirants for the 23 local government areas in the state.
The first part included a 30 minutes written feature and the second part, an oral examination of the aspirants by a 17-man panel comprising four Professors, several PhD holders and lawyers.
Clockwise. Aspirants writing examination and below, undergoing oral interview in the ongoing screening examination exercise for aspirants contesting for APC Chairmanship and Councillorship positions across Kaduna State by Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
Those who performed well in the examination, learnt, will face the party primary election, while those who didn’t perform well will be stepped down to enable the party present competent candidates for the election.
The State publicity secretary of the Party , Tanko Wusono, had disclosed on Friday that about 905 aspirants picked its nomination forms for the forthcoming local government council polls in the state.
“At the close of the sales of nomination forms on April 14, some 105 contestants have picked the forms to seek the party’s platform and stand election for the chairmanship position in the 23 LGs.
“Some 800 others had purchased the nomination forms for councillorship tickets of the party in the 255 wards in the state,” he said.
The APC opened the sale of its nomination forms on April 2, with chairmanship aspirants paying N1.1 million and councillorship aspirants N310,000.
The State Independent Electoral Commission, KAD-SIECOM, has fixed June 5 for the polls.