The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State has disqualified three serving local government chairmen seeking re-election in the forthcoming 2021 council polls.
The local government chairmen were disqualified after the screening exercise conducted by the party for aspirants for the local government council elections slated for June 2021.
They were disqualified over alleged financial mismanagement and anti-party activities.
The state chapter of the APC had conducted a screening examination for all the aspirants and released the results of the screening.
The examination held on April 22, was supervised by a 17-member panel, which included four professors, PhD holders and lawyers.
According to the information got by SaharaReporters, the aspirants were told to write essays on their lives, schools attended, work experiences, and places lived or visited within the state, Nigeria and abroad.
According the APC, the essence of the exercise was to screen out incompetent aspirants as well as those with questionable credentials and deficiencies that have the tendency of exposing the party to post-election litigation.
However, results released by the APC showed that three current serving chairmen seeking re-election were disqualified.
Those affected include Aliyu Mahmood, the chairperson of Algon (Association of Local Governments of Nigeria) and Soba Local Government chairperson, and Abubakar Buba of Lere Local Government Area, who were disqualified for anti-party activities.
The Kaduna North LG chairman was also disqualified for alleged financial mismanagement.
The party’s state publicity secretary, Tanko Wusono, in April told journalists in Kaduna that the State Independent Electoral Commission, (KADSIECOM), had fixed June 5 for the polls.
“At the close of the sale of nomination forms on April 14, some 105 contestants have picked the forms to seek the party’s platform and stand election for the chairmanship position in the 23 LGs.
“Some 800 others had purchased the nomination forms for councillorship tickets of the party in the 255 wards in the state,” he said.