Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isaac Alfa (rtd) and Colonel Abu Vincent Enemona (rtd) have been screened by the Labour Party to participate in the party’s gubernatorial primary election for aspirants in Kogi state.
The LP primaries is scheduled to hold on April 15.
However, two factions of Labour Party (LP) simultaneously held parallel screening at different locations in Abuja.
It was gathered that over 20 aspirants loyal to the Abure-led NWC were at the party’s campaign office for the screening, but also later appeared before the Bashiru Lamidi Apapa screening committee at the party’s national headquarters.
The Lamidi Apapa-led leadership of Labour Party, on Tuesday, announced that it had commenced screening of aspirants for Kogi, Imo and Bayelsa states governorship elections.
Addressing journalists briefly before the screening commenced on Tuesday in Abuja, the party’s acting chairman, Apapa, said that the total number of candidates to be screened from the three states was 24.
“Right now, we have screened four gubernatorial aspirants. We have screened two from Bayelsa and two from Imo State. So far, they have all done their best and they have convinced us and the committee has screened them and they are qualified to appear for the primaries that will come up on April 16.
“We are expecting 13 aspirants from Imo State and we are equally expecting nine aspirants from Bayelsa and we are also expecting two from Kogi State. They are 24 altogether,” he said.
So far, over 13 aspirants had been screened by Apapa at the party’s national headquarters with all of them expressing confidence in the process.
The exercise was conducted to screen eligible aspirants for the governorship elections in the affected states.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed November 11 for the conduct of the three governorship elections.