The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said it is ready for the screening of 1,385 aspirants jostling for the party’s chairmanship and councillorship seats in the forthcoming council elections.

This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by the state secretary of the party, Lanre Ogunyemi.

Ogunyemi said 332 chairmanship and 1,053 councillorship aspirants were to be screened across the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas of the state.

He said, “About 332 chairmanship aspirants are expected to be screened, while 1,053 councillorship aspirants will undergo the screening exercise across the state.

“With the end of sales and submission of forms by aspirants of the APC Lagos state, the party is set to commence its screening exercise on May 15.

“The exercise will hold at the state secretariat of the party for chairmanship aspirants and local government party offices for councillorship aspirants.

The News agency quoted Ogunyemi as saying the screenings would end on May 21, while appeals on screening would run from May 22 to May 26.

The shadow poll would take place on May 29.

“The primary elections will hold on May 29 and appeals on the primaries will be heard from May 31 to June 1,” he added.


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