By Adedayo Akinwale
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, has said that the ruling party will only accept credible candidates for the October 31 legislative by-elections scheduled to be conducted across eight states of the country.
Buni, who was represented by the Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John Udoedeghe, stated this while inaugurating the party’s Screening and Appeal Committees for the by-elections at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja Thursday.
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Yekini Nabena, in a statement issued Thursday, said the committees are saddled with the responsibility of screening APC candidates for the by-elections.
Buni stressed that the party was moving in a new direction and would ensure that things were done properly.
He charged the members of the committees to be fair to all the aspirants and ensure that only those with impeccable records in their careers were chosen as APC candidates.
Responding on behalf of the other members, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, assured the party that the members of the screening and appeal committees would discharge their assignment with fairness and a sense of responsibility.
Ocheni expressed gratitude to the national leadership of the party for the confidence reposed in them and for giving them the task to perform on behalf of the party.