This was contained in a statement by the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, on Thursday.
Nabena quoted the Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Senator John Akpan Udoedeghe, as saying this during the inauguration of the party’s Screening and Appeal Panels at the party’s National Secretariat.
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According to him, Udoedeghe stood in for Governor Buni at the event.
However, he said, “Governor Mai Mala Buni said that the party would only accept credible candidates for the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections scheduled to be conducted across eight states of the federation.
“The committees are saddled with the responsibility of screening APC Candidates for the by-elections.
“Senator Udoedeghe further stated that the party was moving in a new direction and would ensure that things were done properly.”