Chairman of the All Progressive Congress’ National Convention Committee and Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday, disclosed that the party has disqualified 19 aspirants from participating at the party’s convention scheduled to hold on June 23.
Mr Okorocha, who made the disclosure while briefing journalists on developments within the party on Saturday, said that the disqualification followed several petitions received from the party members.
He said: “So far, we have about 18 petitions before us and we have 19 persons that did not make it at the screening level.
These are the things we are looking to see the merit or otherwise of their claims. We are going to use the screening committee report as a major guide to what we are doing.
“We have started receiving petitions and appeals. Right now, we have seven aspirants here. We have resolved to give everyone a fair hearing so that justice, equity and fairness will prevail so that we prevent crisis in the party.
“We have carefully selected Nigerians from all works of life from different states that constitute membership of this committee.
“We have two days to do this job and we will be submitting our report by Monday barring any other reason. We are here to work all day and all night and take our decision.
“The screening appeal is the final appeal in this case. After this appeal committee, the next appeal will be after election appeal which will come after the convention.”