The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the early hours of Saturday announced the postponement of its presidential primary to another date.
The party’s spokesman, Felix Morka said the new dates are June 6 and 8, TheCable reports.
Morka in the early hours of Saturday, May 28, explained that the change came after INEC agreed to extend the deadline for the conduct of the primaries during a meeting with leaders of political parties on Friday, May 27.
The APC spokesman said: 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, 2022 to Monday, 6th – Wednesday, 8th of June, 2022.”
INEC in a statement on Friday extended party primaries.
The commission said in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner in charge of information and voter education, that it was extending the deadline by six days.
Political parties are now expected to conclude their primaries by June 9, and not June 3 as earlier scheduled by INEC.
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) had requested an extension of the deadline for the primaries.