The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday night named former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, as the chairman of the 10-member committee that would screen the party’s 13 presidential aspirants.
Other members of the committee are the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, a former President of the Senate, Iyorcha Ayu, and Chief Tom Ikimi.
Also named as members are Chief Okwesikizie Nwodo, Hajia Ina Ciroma, Mrs Kema Chikwe, Dr Haliru Bello, Chief Ebenezer Babatope and the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel.
The aspirants up for screening are a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa.
Others are President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, a former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki (SAN, a former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jona Jang, and a former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, Dr Datti Baba-Ahmed and Usifo Stanley.
The screening is expected to take place at the national headquarters of the party on Monday.
The PDP also announced that the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, will head a 25-member appeal panel on the presidential screening.
The panel will hear appeals, if any, from aggrieved aspirants in Abuja, on Wednesday.