Kaduna chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has subjected all its local government chairmanship aspirants to the written examination and oral interview.
The examination and interview, which lasted for hours at the state capital on Wednesday, were superintended by a 17-man panel including four Professors, several Ph.D. holders, and lawyers.
This is the first time in the history of Kaduna State such exercise would be conducted to screen political party aspirants.
When The Nation visited Stonehedge Hotel, the venue of the examination and screening, over 100 aspirants were seen going through the process.
One of the aspirants said the exercise was thorough as they were made to make photocopies of their credentials for the panelists, who took time to scrutinize them and ask probing questions.
It was also gathered the aspirants were told to write biographical essays on their lives, schools attended, work experiences places lived or visited within Kaduna state, Nigeria, and abroad.
The essence of the exercise was to weed out those with questionable credentials and deficiencies that have the tendencies of exposing the party to post-election litigations.
All the incumbent local government chairmen are seeking reelection except the chairman of the Kachia Local Government Area.