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Identities Of 2 Disqualified PDP Presidential Aspirants Finally Revealed





The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday maintained its stance on the disqualification of two out of its 17 presidential aspirants.

The two disqualified aspirants are former lawmaker Cosmas Ndukwe and US-based Medical Doctor Nwachukwu Anakwenze.


It gathered that Ndukwe and Anakwenze kicked against their disqualification at the appeal committee on Wednesday led by the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.


The appeal committee, however, upheld the disqualification of the two aspirants.


The former Senate President, David Mark, who disclosed the identities of the disqualified aspirants did not state the reasons for their disqualification. He however added that they did not meet the requirements.


He also noted that the two aspirants will not be refunded their N40 million fees paid for the Nomination and Expression of Interest forms.

The 17 aspirants screened on Friday were: the only female aspirant in the race, Teriela Oliver; Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State; Investment Banker and Economist, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen; and former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi.

Others were former Senate President, Pius Anyim; ex-President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Sam Ohuabunwa; a United States-based Medical Doctor, Nwachukwu Anakwenze; Publisher, Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu; former Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Cosmos Ndukwe; Charles Ugwu; and Chikwendu Kalu.


Also in the race is former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki; and former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose.


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