No cause for alarm: We're ahead of PDP, others - Osinbajo

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Osinbajo being screened

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is ahead of the PDP and other political parties vying for the 2023 presidency.

Osinbajo spoke after being screened by the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led APC 2023 seven-man presidential screening committee which began on Monday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

He said he discussed several issues relating to national and party concerns and that the screening went well.

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In his words: “We were able to discuss several issues; issues of national and party concerns; and it went very well indeed; we had a very good chat.

“Of course, we are ahead of any party; way ahead, APC is ahead.”

Also screened were Sen. Godswill Akpabio, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs; Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole.

More aspirants are being expected to appear before the committee. They include  Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, oil magnate, Tein Jack Rich and former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu.
Others are Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River, and former Minister of Information under late Gen. Sani Abacha, Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu.

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