By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday screened candidates for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
The screening process which began few minutes at 10: 30 AM at the party national secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja was attended by six of the seven aspirants including Prince John Okechukwu Emeka, Dr. Alex Obiogbolu, Honourable Linda Ikpeazu, Oseloka Obaze Senator Stella Oduah and Dr. Ifeanyi Uba.
Chairman of the screening committee and former Minister of Police Affairs, Adamu Maina Waziri while welcoming the aspirants urged them not to forget that the entire PDP family has everything to lose if Anambra is lost to a rival political party on November 18.
“Each one of us has everything to lose if we lose Anambra State,” he said in his opening remarks, while promising that the screening committee would do its job fairly and justly.
The former Minister also added that in line with the PDP constitution, the N6 million fee for the collection of nomination and expression of interest form for women aspirants was waived as a way of encouraging the female folk to take active interest in partisan politics.
Shortly before the commencement of the exercise, Waziri told newsmen that the screening committee had received a petition against one of the aspirants, but failed to reveal the identity.
Meanwhile, Ubah who was the last to be screened was whisked away by a retinue of aides, after spending hours with the screening committee. As at the time of filing this report, it could not be established if he scaled the screening or not.