LG polls: Mixed reactions as 38 aspirants fail Kaduna APC exams

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) examination for chairmanship aspirants in Kaduna State.

Daily Trust gathered that over 100 aspirants participated in the examination as part of the party’s screening exercise for aspirants ahead of its primaries slated for Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

The result released on Saturday showed that 75 aspirants out of 115 that sat for the examination were declared suitable to participate in the primaries.

However, 38 other aspirants were declared unsuitable following their poor performance at the examination.

One of the candidates that were declared unsuitable for the chairmanship position, Mohammed Sani Abdulmajid, popularly known as MS Ustaz described the process as unfortunate.

He said he secured 52.8 per cent yet he was said to be unsuitable while other aspirants from other LGAs with fewer marks were said to be suitable.

“I have already written my letter of complaint to be sent to the appeal committee. I am not happy after performing wonderfully well at the examination yet they said I was unsuitable,” he said.

He said all his qualifications were complete and he was not found wanting during the examinations.

Also, the Director-General for the campaign team of Comrade Musa Dan’azumi, another aspirant, Comrade Lawal Chanchangi, said there was no justice in the selection process as they also rejected the result.

“As far as we are concerned we will participate in the primary election and nobody can stop us. We feel that they are only trying to bring the unpopular candidates onboard for the election,” he said.

One of the candidates declared suitable, Ibrahim Ismail of Kaduna South LG, gave thanks to God for successfully scaling through the examination though, he said, he was not surprised with the outcome.

He commended the members of the committee for a job well done.

Contacted, APC Acting Public Relations Officer, Salisu Tanko Wosono, said the party was not aware of any complaint filed by any aspirant.

 

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