APC Announces New Dates for Presidential Primary Election, Others

APC Announces New Dates for Presidential Primary Election, Others

  • Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has rescheduled the timetable for its primary election
  • The party's national publicity secretary, Felix Morka, said the presidential primary will now hold between May 29 and May 30
  • As for the governorship and House of Representatives primaries, the newly fixed date is Thursday, May 26

FCT, Abuja - The presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been rescheduled to take place between Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30.

The ruling party's presidential primary was initially scheduled to hold between May 30 and June 1, 2022.

APC, New Dates, Presidential Primary Election, Governorship
The ruling APC has rescheduled its primaries. Photo credit: @OfficialAPCNg
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Felix Morka, the party’s national publicity secretary announced this on Wednesday, May 18, in Abuja while briefing newsmen at the end of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) meeting.

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House of Reps, governorship primaries also rescheduled

Meanwhile, the APC has also rescheduled its governorship and House of Representatives primary elections to Thursday, May 26.

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Legit.ng gathers that the APC governorship primary was earlier scheduled for May 20.

The APC scribe said the party’s Senate and House of Assembly primaries had also been rescheduled to hold on Friday May 27.

“The NWC of the APC has made an approval for a revised timetable schedule of activities for house of assembly, national assembly, governorship primaries and appeals that may arise.
“Our governorship and house of representatives primary election will now take place on Thursday, May 26, while the senate and house of assembly primaries will take place on Friday May 27.
“The election appeals for governorship and house of representatives will take place on Friday May 27,” he said.

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Morka added that appeals for senate and house of assembly primaries will hold on Saturday May 28.

He added that the mode of primary election would be contained in the guidelines that would be issued later.

9 APC presidential aspirants set to withdraw from race

In another report, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu said nine presidential aspirants from the APC were set to withdraw from the race.

The former governor of Abia state said the aspirants whose names he did not mention would back Senate President Ahmad Lawan's presidential bid after withdrawing.

Kalu had earlier withdrawn from the presidential race and backed Lawan to succeed President Buhari in 2023.

Source: Legit.ng

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