By Salim Yunusa
The Kaduna State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has released the results of screening exams conducted for local government chairmanship and councillorship aspirants in the state.
According to the results of the exams shared by the party, three serving chairmen seeking re-election were disqualified for alleged anti-party activities or financial misappropriations.
The state chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Aliyu Mahmoud, who is the chairman of Soba Local Government Council, was disqualified alongside his Lere counterpart, Abubakar Buba, for anti-party activities.
The chairman of Kaduna North Local Government Council, Saleh Shuaibu, was also found unsuitable for re-election over his indictment by auditor-general’s report for mismanagement of funds.
The examination, held on April 22, was supervised by a 17-man panel, including four professors, several PhD holders and lawyers.
The aspirants were told to write biographical essay on their lives, schools attended, work experiences, places lived or visited within Kaduna state, Nigeria and abroad.
The party said that the essence of the exercise was to screen out incompetent aspirants as well as those with questionable credentials and deficiencies that have the tendencies of exposing the party to post-election litigations.