The presidential candidates will be examined on May 23, according to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Suleiman Argungun, the party's Organising Secretary, announced this at the screening committee's inauguration on Saturday in Abuja.
The screening was originally scheduled for Sunday but was postponed.
"We have so far 28 aspirants for the presidential candidate," he stated, "and as you are aware, some aspirants have started withdrawing their aspirations, so they will be screened on the 23rd of May this month."
The screening committees will screen 145 gubernatorial, 351 senatorial, and 1197 House of Representatives contenders between Saturday, April 14th, and Sunday, April 25th, ahead of the party's primary.
He said: “We have so far screened 145 aspirants for the governorship and have constituted three panels to screen the governorship aspirants. We also have 351 aspirants that have also participated and returned the senatorial aspiration forms. While we have 1197 aspirants for the House of Representatives with 10 panels,
“The panels for the Senate are going to be four. In addition to that, we have the guidelines of our great party that will be given to each of the panels for screening and indeed the Appeal Committee.
“We also have a set of guidelines, an aspirant assessment and verification form that will be given to each of the committee for the screening and also each of the panel will be given collections of the forms names, expression of interest forms and the guidelines of our party, each of these for guidance.”
He noted that with the love people have for the APC, the party would appreciate having credible leaders that would add value to the party in the 2023 elections.
Argungun added, “The three panels for the gubernatorial candidate will be here in Fraser suit and the four panels for the senatorial candidate will also be here, while that of the House of Representatives will be communicated soon.”