No fewer than eight of the Presidential aspirants jostling for the presidential ticket of the ruling All-Progressives Congress (APC) have been screened by the APC Presidential Screening Panel sitting at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
First to be screened was the former Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru, only female aspirant, Uji Kennedy Ohanenye, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Senator Robert Ajayi Borroffice and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who were still being screened as of 8:10 pm.
Others include ex-Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, Nicholas Felix, and Ken Nnamani.
The screening committee is chaired by former APC National Chairman, John Oyegun.
APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, and National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore, are also sitting in on the exercise.
Aspirants removed from the list of the screening committee include Akinwunmi Adesina, Goodluck Jonathan, Chris Ngige, Timipre Sylva and Mr Godwin Emefiele.