Abuja—The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled the dates for its primaries including the presidential primary.
Punch newspaper reports that this was revealed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, titled, ‘APC adjusts schedule of activities for 2023 primary elections.’
Morka said the presidential primary has been fixed to hold on May 29, 2022.
He also said APC has rescheduled its governorship and House of Representatives primaries to Thursday, May 26.
The APC earlier fixed its governorship primaries for May 20, House of Assembly, May 22, House of Representatives on May 24, and Senate Mayon 25.
Morka disclosed that the party’s Senate and House of Assembly primaries have also been rescheduled to hold on Friday, May 27.
According to him, the new dates were approved by the party’s National Working Committee at its meeting on Wednesday.
The statement read, “The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress 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:
“Governorship and House of Representatives – Thursday, 26th of May, 2022.
“Senate and House of Assembly – Friday, 27th of May, 2022.
“For election appeals: Governorship and House of Representatives – Friday, 27th of May, 2022.
“Senate and House of Assembly – Saturday, 28th of May, 2022.
“Special convention for presidential primaries holds Sunday 29th – Monday, 30th of May, 2022.”
The APC Deputy National Chairman, North, Abubakar Kyari, earlier said that the party had about 145 governorship aspirants, 351 senate aspirants, and 1,197 House of Representatives aspirants.
The list of APC presidential aspirants that submitted their nomination forms includes Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and a former two-term Lagos State Governor and APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Others were former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Senator Godswill Akpabio; Ogbonnaya Onu, Rochas Okorocha, Ibikunle Amosun, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River, and Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, Governor Kayode Fayemi; Emeka Nwajiuba, former President of the Senate, Ken Nnamani, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Jigawa and former Zamfara Governor, Ahmed Yerima.