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The screening of the 1,385 aspirants jostling for the 332 chairmanship and 1,053 councillorship seats in Lagos State under the All Progressives Congress (APC), will begin on Saturday, the party said yesterday.

Those picked at the end of screening are to slug it out with candidates of other parties undergo the local government poll, which the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) had scheduled for July 24.

In a statement, Secretary of the party, Lanre Ogunyemi, said aspirants would be screened across the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas of the state.

The statement reads: “With the end of sales and submission of forms by aspirants of the APC Lagos state, the party is set to commence its screening exercise on May 15.

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“The exercise will hold at the state secretariat of the party for chairmanship aspirants and local government party offices for councillorship aspirants.”

“Three hundred and thirty-two chairmanship aspirants are expected to be screened, while 1,053 councillorship aspirants will undergo the screening exercise across the state,” Ogunyemi said.

According to him, the screenings will end on May 21, while appeals on screening will start from May 22 to end on May 26.

“The primary elections will hold on May 29 and appeals on the primaries will be heard from May 31 to June 1,” he added.

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