Two of the 17 presidential aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have been disqualified by the party’s screening committee.
With their disqualification, the two aspirants would forfeit the N80 million they paid for the expression of interest and nomination forms.
The committee’s chairman, Senator David Mark, who addressed newsmen on Friday evening after the conclusion of the exercise at the Legacy House, Abuja, said the aspirants failed to meet the requirements.
Mark did not disclose the identities of the disqualified aspirants and did not give reasons for disqualifying them.
He further disclosed that the committee’s report will be transmitted to the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) for consideration.
When asked if the screening committee made any recommendation to the party to refund the N40 million nomination fees paid by each of the two aspirants, he said: “Why should the party refund the money?”