2019: Political party sets written exams for presidential aspirants

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The presidential aspirants of the KOWA Party, KP, have sat for a written examination set by the party to assess their intellectual grasp of the challenges rocking the nation ahead of the 2019 elections.

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One of the aspirants, Remi Sonaiya, who was the party’s standard-bearer disclosed this on Friday via a post on her Facebook page.

She wrote: “#KOWAPARTY presidential aspirants going through written examination as part of the process of winning the party’s candidacy!!!

“It was actually a good exercise – and I passed! KOWA Party… making a difference,” she posted with the picture of three aspirants writing the test.

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Early this year, the national secretary of the party, Mark Adebayo, had hinted that the party’s presidential and gubernatorial aspirants would be subjected to a written test so as to produce the best candidates for important political positions in 2019.

“There will be a written examination for presidential candidates of KOWA Party and governorship candidates. At least for those two categories. We need a candidate who can sell the party profitably to Nigeria,” Mr Adebayo said.

In 2015, Mrs Sonaiya, a professor, won 13,076 votes, 0.05% of the total votes cast, while Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives’ Congress, APC, polled 15,424,921 (53.96%) votes.