As 1,068  Aspirants Refused … 132 Grab APC symbol


The Secretary General of the  ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party, Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh yesterday  informed The Exclusive that the party has awarded its symbol to one hundred and thirty two (132) aspirants out of one thousand two hundred that applied for it for the 7th March, 2018 parliamentary elections.

The Sectary General however said the event which took place at the Presidential Lodge, Hill Station, yesterday, Tuesday 9th January, 2018 was not open to the press.

The symbol, he said, was awarded by the party’s National Chairman and Leader in consultation with the National Advisory Committee (NAC) following thorough screening by the Symbol Award Committee. Dr. Yansaneh explained that the process was free, fair and transparent, adding that the best candidates were awarded based on the choice of their individual constituents.

He however encouraged all the aspirants who were refused the symbol to continue working in the interest of the party and look up to God whom he said will surely reward them accordingly, as according to him, “the party does not forget its members.”