A governorship aspirant in Lagos State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has collected his Clearance Certificate from the party’s Screening Committee in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. Agbaje, who was screened alongside other aspirants from Lagos, has collected the document that clears him to compete in the PDP primaries.
Speaking about this positive development to his ambition, Agbaje said in a statement signed by his Director of Media and Publicity, Felix Oboagwina: “Securing clearance is the least of my problems. I am more concerned about the general elections.”
Agbaje also shrugged off rumours making the rounds that he may have been barred by the PDP Screening Committee.
He retorted: “That I was disqualified or that I failed screening is news to me, although I also got a few people calling me to say that they heard the rumours too. But no problem, I have collected my Clearance Certificate. I have been cleared.”
He added: “The screening exercise began on Saturday. But most of us from Lagos were screened on Sunday. Today (Monday), the certificate was handed over to us at the PDP Secretariat in Ibadan, which served as venue for the exercise.”
It was learnt that documents that the panel asked the aspirants to present included relevant certificates backing the educational qualifications. They claimed: NYSC Discharge Certificate, PDP membership card and voter’s card.