A committee has been set up by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to screen its vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
The party’s spokesman, Debo Ologunagba, noted that the National Working Committee (NWC) nominated the members of the Vice Presidential Candidate Screening Committee.
Ologunagba stated this in a statement and revealed that the NWC constituted the committee in line with the electoral guidelines of the main opposition party.
He added that the screening exercise would hold by 10 am on Thursday at the NWC Hall, PDP national secretariat, Abuja.
“Pursuant to Part VI, Paragraph 14 of the Electoral Guidelines of our great Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the National Working Committee (NWC) has approved the nomination of the following Party members to serve on the Vice Presidential Candidate Screening Committee for the screening/verifying of the nominated Vice Presidential Candidate of our Party for the 2023 general elections,” he said.
The committee is chaired by former Minister of Foreign Affairs Tom Ikimi, Dr Akilu Indabawa, secretary and Sunday Omobo as an administrative secretary.
Members include former governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, and Austin Opara.
Others are Professor Aisha Madawaki, Ayotunde George-Ologun, Chidiebelu Mofus, Fidelis Tapgun, Binta Bello, and Mutiat Adedoja.
The party is expected to produce a southern vice presidential candidate.