Wednesday, December 3, 2014 1:41 pm
Governor of Kano state and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress arrived late to the ceremony where certificates of clearance were presented to all the five presidential aspirants.
The event kicked off exactly at 10.am but Knwankwaso arrived at 10.45 when it was all over.
At 10 a.m, Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Sam Nda Isaiah, and Rochas Okorocha, all entered the conference room at the party’s Headquarters in Abuja to receive their certificates, having scaled the hurdle of a thorough screening yesterday.
Party bigwigs such as Senator Mamora, Lai Muhammed, Bukola Saraki, Babalola Aborisade Dr Tunji Abayomi, and Ambassador Bala Abubakar were also present.
Ogbonaya Onu, Chairman Of the Presidential screening committee presided over proceedings.
He described the APC as a giant born to stop Nigeria’s drift since the past 16 years, and that the main opposition party is prepared to give leadership with standards surpassing the incompetence of the ruling party.
Ogbonaya said all the contestants are quite distinguished and have the capacity to deliver excellent leadership.
“We took the aspirants through a rigorous path yesterday, testing their understanding of Nigeria’s problems”, he said.
The screening Committee Chairman also stated that he was so pleased with the quality of the aspirants that he went to bed early yesterday, sleeping like a baby.
Ogbonaya was impressed with the score of the aspirants after the screening exercise which stood at 78, 77, 75, 70 and And 66 percent respectively.
Ogbonaya said Nigerians Judge the ruling party by their dismal records and that time is ripe for the voters to opt for the APC and see that the problems faced by the country can be solved.
All the five aspirants signed letters of commitment that they would be running to bring peace and happiness to Nigerians .
The aspirants all agreed that they will support whoever emerges and collapse their machinery to support the course of APC winning the election. The candidates affirmed that they will not decamp if not chosen to run eventually through the letter of commitment signed.
Generaal Buhari was the first to receive his certificate, followed by Atiku Abubakar, Rochas Okorocha and Sam Nda Isaiah. General Buhari was chosen to deliver the closing remarks on behalf of the other aspirants.