The Governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar, has been cleared by the ruling All Progressives Congress to contest in the presidential primary of the party slated for June 6, 2022.
Badaru was cleared on Monday by the John Odigie-led presidential screening committee of the APC.
According to the governor’s media aide, Badaru was cleared the verification of his membership and financial statuses as well as his academic credentials, and other requirements for a presidential candidate as stipulated in the Nigerian Constitution.
Also, commercial activities at the popular Transcorp Hilton were paralysed on Monday following the arrival of the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, at the party’s presidential screening.
The frontline presidential aspirant stormed the venue of the APC screening with about a hundred of his supporters.
The chaos that followed his presence at the reception gave many guests and officials tough times.
The shout of ‘Nigeria’s next president’ rented the hall as security officials struggled to contain the crowd.