105 chairman aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been subjected to written and oral examinations in order to pick out those who lack the required capacity for the position.
Aspirants for the 23 Local Government Areas in the state are expected to undergo the two-part examination after paying the sum of N1,100,000 (one million one hundred thousand naira only) to purchase the party’s chairmanship form.
Investigations revealed that following the examination, those who performed well will face the party’s primary election, while those who didn’t perform well will be stepped down to enable the party to present competent candidates for the election.
The examination, which started on Wednesday and is expected to last until Friday, included a 30 minute written feature before each of the aspirants will face a 17-man panel for the oral part of the examination.
One of the aspirants, who spoke in confidence, said he has gone through the written examination, which he said was like writing one’s biography, adding that he doesn’t know what the oral examination will portend.
“We are 105 in number, so because all of us cannot do the examination together at the same time, we were divided into batches of 50, the screening committee was to finish with the first batch of 50 today (Wednesday) before facing the second batch of 55 tomorrow (Thursday).”
According to another aspirant, they were asked to make available all their documents and to make 17 copies each for the screening committee members.
“I’m okay with this form of screening because it will ensure that whatever document we are presenting for the election cannot be queried or subjected to litigation by the opposition after the election.”
Efforts to speak with Kaduna State APC officials were futile as calls put through to the party chairman, Honourable Emmanuel Jekada, was picked by someone else who said the chairman is unavailable, while the party spokesman, Alhaji Tanko Wusono, failed to answer calls put through to him.