It’s not for fun the APC is the ruling party in Nigeria—and in Kaduna.
That’s why the state chapter is leading others with a new technique of qualifying its LGA election aspirants—writing an exam the Joint Aspirants Metrics Board conducts.
No fewer than 100 meatheads jostling for the party’s primary tickets sat for the exam at a special centre in Kaduna on April 21.
The 17-man exam board comprises professors, academic doctors, lawyers, fraud experts.
The board members taxed the brains of the candidates in spelling test, synonyms and antonyms, rhymes, and such other things that help in effective local government administration, especially in southern Kaduna.
“It’s a progressive step taken backwards so no one is left behind in LGAs in Kaduna,” a party source said.
Wearing foolscaps, successful candidates will matriculate a day to the primary election, in a ceremony the deposed Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi will grace as chairman.
The candidates were seen breaking sweats on their furrowed foreheads as they wrote the exam whose cut-off point is 10/100. Those who have degrees in religious studies will have a waiver, according to Board’s chairman Prof. Kuliyyat Zang.
“I have never sat for an exam so tough all my life while studying at Abu University, Kontogora,” said one of the candidates, after the exam .