Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has fixed a new date for its presidential and all other primary elections.
This was contained in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party Felix Morka.
The new dates were approved by the party’s National Working Committee at its meeting on Wednesday.
Morka said the presidential primary would hold on May 29 to 30, 2022.
The ruling party had earlier fixed the exercise to hold between May 30 and June 1.
Morka also said the party’s primaries to select candidates for governorship and house of representatives has been fixed for May 26 — the exercise was earlier scheduled for May 20 and May 24, respectively.
Also, primaries for senate and state houses of assembly would be held on May 27 — instead of the earlier dates of May 25 and May 22.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, 18th of May, 2022, approved an adjusted Timetable/Schedule of Activities for the Governorship, State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and Presidential Primaries and Appeals as follows; [primary election for] governorship and house of representatives – Thursday, 26th of May, 2022,” the statement reads.
“Senate and house of assembly – Friday, 27th of May, 2022.
“Special convention for presidential primaries, Sunday 29 – Monday, 30th of May, 2022.”
Morka added that election appeals for governorship and house of representatives would be held on May 27, while May 30 has been fixed for appeals on senate and house of assembly matters.
Meanwhile, the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is scheduled to hold between May 28 and 29.
While the ruling party will use the Eagle Square, the PDP’s primaries will hold at the MKO Abiola stadium — both venues are in Abuja.