The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Gombe State said it had screened 39 candidates vying for eight vacant positions in the party’s congress election scheduled for Saturday, October 21.
The sate Caretaker Secretary of the party, Kasim Maigari, disclosed this in an interview with the newsmen in Gombe on Friday.
Mr Maigari said that arrangement had been made for the congress which would be an indication that unity had finally returned to the party.
“There are eight vacancies and we have screened 39 persons who are all qualified to contest.
“There are eight persons contesting for the post of chairmanship, five for deputy chairmen, four for secretary, 10 for youth leader, three for legal adviser, two for zonal women leader and three for ex-officio,” he said.
Mr Maigari said that the party sold the forms for the chairmanship at N100, 000 while other positions went for N30, 000 each.
He said the party equally waived 50 per cent of the cost for female contestants.
The caretaker secretary promised that a level playing field would be put in place for credible, free and fair congress.