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85 PDP aspirants jostle for 24 state Assembly seats in Enugu

07 November 2014, 18:23

Enugu -  No fewer than 85 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirants have been screened to contest the 24 seats at the Enugu StateHouse of Assembly in 2015.

The Chairman of the Screening Committee and former Minister of Sports, Bala Kaoje, disclosed this in Enugu while addressing newsmen on the outcome of the screening on Friday.

Kaoje, who adjudged the exercise as successful, commended the aspirants for their good conduct and orderliness.

"So far, so good. You can see the faces of all the aspirants that have come here to be screened. They are happy with the way we have done it.

“We did not take too long to check and access their documents.

“Many of them seem to know what they are doing. They all look very experienced politicians and they have provided the answers as requested.

"They made our work very easy; we did not have any problem with any aspirant.

"So far, we have screened about 85 people and we still have some more to screen”, he said.

The former minister, who declined comment on the reason for the N150 000 screening fee paid by each aspirant, said  "I cannot talk about what I do not know.

He said the committee was able to bring the two PDP factions in the state together during the screening.

Also read: Enugu PDP says no rift in party over guber candidate

-   NAN

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