Addressing newsmen at the party's national secretariat on Friday in Abuja, on the outcome of the screening exercise carried out yesterday, chairman of the screening committee and ex-minister of Police Affairs, Adamu Maina Waziri said the committee was fair and just.
Presenting the certificates of clearance to the aspirants, Waziri said a former minister of aviation, Stella Oduah, Dr. Alex Obiogolu, Prince John Okechukwu Emeka and Lynda Chuba Ikpeazu were cleared.
He said a business mogul, Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah "barely got cleared but is as good as any other aspirant."
According to him, Oseloka Henry Obaze was conditionally cleared and awaiting a waiver from the party Friday night to qualify for the race.
The ex-minister however, said Akolisa Ufodike was disqualified from the contest on grounds of dual citizenship.
He explained that Ufodike was disqualified because he was a Canadian citizen but a Nigerian by birth.
"Any aspirant who is not satisfied with the decisions of the screening panel has the right to appeal," Waziri said.