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APC Names Seven-man Committee To Screen Lagos Assembly Aspirants

The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has set up a seven-man committee, to screen aspirants for the October 4 State Assembly primary.
NAN reports that the State Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, inaugurated the committee on Tuesday, at the ACME Road secretariat of the party.
Members of the committee include: former Deputy-Governor of the state, Mr Femi Pedro; the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris; a chieftain, Mr. Wale Oshun; and member of the party’s Governor’s Advisory Council, Dr Abayomi Finnih.
Mr Moshood Salvador, a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, who joined APC officially on Saturday, is also included.
Speaking to newsmen after the closed-door inauguration, Balogun said the setting up of the committee, was in preparation for the state assembly primary.
“We have a large number of people who are to be screened to contest in the state House of Assembly primary.
“We have 40 seats in the state and over 230 aspirants are to be screened.
“This is a large number, and that is why each member of the committee is chairing a sub-committee to rise up to the challenge.
“We are prepared for this enormous job, and we are even expecting members from the national secretariat to do the work,” he said.

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