Following Tuesday’s screening of presidential aspirants vying for the top political seat in the country on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, all the successful aspirants were on Wednesday presented with certificates at the conference room of the party’s headquarters in Abuja.
The presidential aspirants who received their certificate included Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Sam Nda Isaiah and governor Rochas Okorocha, having scaled the hurdle of a thorough screening exercise.
Present at the certificates presentation were the national publicity secretary of the party, Lai Mohammed, Olorunimbe Mamora, Bukola Saraki, Babalola Aborisade, Tunji Abayomi, and Bala Abubakar.
The chairman of the presidential screening committee, Ogbonaya Onu, who presided over proceedings at the occasion of the certificate presentation described the opposition party as a giant that has come to put an end to country’s drift, adding that the party is ready to give leadership different from the ineptitude of the ruling party.
Ogbonaya said all the contestants have capacity to deliver excellent leadership to the people.
“We took the aspirants through a rigorous path yesterday, testing their understanding of Nigeria’s problems,” he said.
Ogbonaya said all the five aspirants signed letters of commitment that they would be running to bring peace and happiness to the entire citizenry.
The aspirants all accepted that they would throw their weight behind whoever emerges and also put all their resources together to ensure that the APC wins the election.
They also affirmed in the letter of commitment that they will not defect to other parties if they eventually lose the bid to represent the party.