APC moves presidential primary to June 6


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its presidential primary election from June 6 to 8.

National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, announced this in a statement.

This comes hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission extended the deadline for parties to conduct their primaries.

The APC presidential primary election was earlier scheduled for May 29 to 30.

The short statement read, “Following the Independent National Electoral Commission’s extension of deadline for the submission of list of candidates by political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) hereby postpones its Special Convention for Presidential Primary from Sunday, 29th-Monday, 30th of May, 2020, to Monday, 6th-Wednesday, 8th of June, 2022.”

INEC announced the extension of the deadline for political parties to conduct their primaries by six days on Friday evening.

The commission had initially announced a deadline of June 3 from the presidential primaries. The extension of the deadline covers the six-day period between June 4 and 9.

The electoral umpire’s National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, announced this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) had requested an extension of the deadline for the primaries.


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