KOWA Party: Presidential aspirants will write exam before contesting in 2019 – National Secretary
This was disclosed by the party’s National Secretary, Mark Adebayo, while speaking at the party’s Lagos State congress at Light Chapel Event Centre, Ilupeju, Lagos, on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
He also revealed that gubernatorial aspirants contesting for tickets under the party will be subjected to the same assessment so as to produce the best candidates for important political positions in 2019.
He said, “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.”
According to Adebayo, the party is eager to choose its presidential flag bearer on August 18, 2018, the date the Independent National Electoral Commission .
While speaking, he confirmed that KOWA already has four aspirants, including Professor Remi Sonaiya, vying for its presidential ticket.
Prof Sonaiya, who was also at the congress, was the party’s flag bearer in the 2015 presidential election and will be expected to be the favourite to win the ticket again for 2019.
In 2015, she won 13,076 votes, 0.05% of the total votes cast, as incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) coasted to victory with 15,424,921 (53.96%) votes.