Ahead of the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) will tomorrow, Wednesday August 26th, 2020 begin screening of party aspirants for the elections.
Legislative by-elections will be conducted across eight (8) States of the federation which includes Bayelsa Central Senatorial District Election, Bayelsa State, Bayelsa West Senatorial District Election, Bayelsa State, Nganzai State Constituency Borno, Borno State, Bayo State Constituency, Borno State, Cross River North Senatorial District, Cross River State, Obudu State Constituency, Cross River State, Imo North Senatorial District, Imo State, Lagos East Senatorial District, Lagos State, Kosofe II State Constituency, Lagos State, Plateau South Senatorial District, Plateau State, Bakura State Constituency, Zamfara State and Ibaji State Constituency, Kogi State.
In a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Yekini Nabena, the party will begin screening of aspirants Wednesday August 26th, 2020 – Thursday August 27th, 2020 while the publication of claims and objections will take place on Friday 28th August, 2020.
The statement noted that the APC screening appeal committee will seat on Tuesday 1st, September, 2020 while primary electionand election appeal are scheduled to take place on Thursday 3rd, September, 2020 and Saturday 5th, September, 2020 respectively.
Meanwhile the party has released the list of screening and appeal committees to include the following:
For Imo North senatorial district screening panel, Dr. Lawrence Chukwu is to serve as Chairman, Engr. Uduakobong Okpoho as Secretary, Jonathan Modi as Member, Hon. Zakari Angulu Dobi as Member, Michael Jegede as Member, Isioma Theodara Ndah as Member and Barr. Ibrahim Bello as Member.
The Appeal Committee for Imo North senatorial district comprises of Prof. Etok Ekanem as Chairman, Barr. Femi Victor Motojesi as Secretary, Hon. Garba Usman Funtua as Member, Bolaji Omonori Victor as Member and Alhaji Adams Yakubu as Member.
The screening committee for Borno state Nganzai state constituency includes Alh. Abubakar Mallam as Chairman, Hon. Ahmed Mohammed as Secretary, Hon. Ibrahim Umar Dawakiji as Member, Omobolaji Motunrayo – Member, Musa Shelleng as Member, Nasir Umar Garba as Member and Prince (Engr.) Dare Joseph as Member.
The Appeal Committee for Borno state Nganzai state constituency includes: Engr. Suleiman Rabiu Bichi as Chairman, Barr. Yakubu Bashir as Secretary, Barr. Yakubu A. H. Ruba as member, Barr. Dallas Ebeli as Member, Muhammed Hassan Jigirya as member.
Other states by-elections screening and appeal committees are as follow:
LAGOS STATELAGOS EAST SENATORIAL DISTRICT ANDKOSOFE II STATE CONSTITUENCY
(Screening Committee)1. Hon. Adamu Usman – *Chairman*2. Alh. Sule Alao – *Secretary*3. Dr. Zakeri Muhammad – Member4. Amb. Fidel M. Anyegu – Member5. Chief Samuel Ogbuku – Member6. Dr. Kamel Isa Olu – Member7. Husseini Momoh – Member
(Screening Appeal Committee)1. Solomon Nyaze – *Chairman*2. Hon. Adelowo Adebiyi – *Secretary*3. Alh. Abdulmunaf Muhammed – Member4. Hon. Sunday J. Chukwu – Member5. Safiya Bala – Member.
PLATEAU SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT, PLATEAU STATE
(Screening Committee)1. Salisu Muktari – *Chairman*2. Obianuju Brenda Oji – *Secretary*3. Adie Ferdinard Aisu – Member4. Dada Olusegun – Member5. Bolaji Afeez Repete – Member6. Rt. (Hon.) Eugene Odo – Member7. Auwalu Abdulmalik – Member.
(Screening Appeal Committee)1. Trever Aginde – *Chairman*2. Abdullahi Haruna – *Secretary*3. Fatima Zarah Umar – Member4. Barr. Iliyasu Runka – Member5. Opaluwa Omera – Member
BAKURA STATE CONSTITUENCY, ZAMFARA STATE(Screening Committee)
1. Dr. Ibrahim Mara – *Chairman*2. Amb. Ahmed Malam Madori – *Secretary*3. Barr. Bashir Maidugu – Member4. Mrs. Helen Bendega – Member5. Danlami Zuru – Member6. Aliyu Bature – Member7. Kunle Busari – Member.
(Screening Appeal Committee)1. Bala Mohammed Gwagwarwa – *Chairman*2. Abdulrahman Baffa Yola – *Secretary*3. Idris Bah Madu – Member4. Zuwaira S. Bakori – Member5. Mamman Isa Azare – Member.
IBAJI STATE CONSTITUENCY, KOGI STATE(Screening Committee)
1. Ohikere Gogo Asmail – *Chairman*2. Sen. John Danboyi – *Secretary*3. Okomoda Raphael – Member4. Hajiya Fatima Audu – Member5. Shettima Abaji – Member6. Kiyenna J. Mizim – Member7. Hon. Maikudi Bature – Member.
(Screening Appeal Committee)1. Hon. Ibrahim Umar Dawakiji – *Chairman*2. Nasiha Hassan – *Secretary*3. Febian Ekpo – Member4. Yahaya Suleiman – Member5. Barr. Hassan Abubakar II – Member
BAYELSA STATEBAYELSA WEST SENATORIAL DISTRICT AND BAYELSA CENTRAL SENATORIAL DISTRICT
(Screening Committee)1. Prof. Steven Oseni – *Chairman*2. Engr. R.S. Bichi – *Secretary*3. Barr. Kunle Sulaiman – Member4. Chief Cosmas Maduba – Member5. Ife Adebayo – Member6. Kolade Lawal – Member7. Hajiya Yahanasu Buba – Member.
(Screening Appeal Committee)1. Mall. Ahmed Sajoh – *Chairman*2. Hon. Engr. Garba M. Gulma – *Secretary*3. Chief (Mrs.) Betty Efekoda – Member4. David ThankGod – Member5. Hon. Motunrayo Akintomide – Member.
CROSS RIVER STATECROSS RIVER NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT AND OBUDU STATE CONSTITUENCY
(Screening Committee)1. Asipa Kaoli Olusanya – *Chairman*2. Nike Omoworare – *Secretary*3. Hon. Maduka N. Anun – Member4. Afolabi Aseyomi O. – Member5. Hon. Musa B. Kamale – Member6. Muhammed Ali Mashi – Member7. Dr. (Mrs.) Rachael Akpabio – Member.
(Screening Appeal Committee)1. Abubakar Isa Funtua – *Chairman*2. Chief Ben Eche – *Secretary*3. Chief Funsho O. – Member4. Muhammed Sani Ibrahim – Member5. Alh. Attah M. Rangem – Member