29 April 2022. Daily Post, Nigeria: The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Friday, disqualified two of its 17 presidential aspirants.
With their disqualification, the two aspirants would forfeit the ₦40 million they paid for the expression of interest and nomination forms.
The chairman of the presidential screening committee, Senator David Mark announced the disqualification of the two aspirants on Friday evening.
Mark, however, declined a request by journalists to reveal the identities of the affected aspirants and the reason(s) for their disqualification.
When asked if the screening committee made any recommendation to the party to refund the N80 million nomination fees paid by the aspirants, Mark said: “Why should the party refund the money?”