THE ALL Progressives Congress National, (APC) Working Committee has announced a shift in timetable for the conduct of its national convention, governorship and National Assembly primaries for emergence of its candidates for the second time in two weeks.
The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Felix Morka, on Wednesday announced the shift in dates for convention and other primaries at the end of a meeting of the APC NWC.
Morka disclosed that “the special convention and presidential primary will now take place between Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30, 2022.”
At its NEC meeting held last April it had announced Monday 30th to Wednesday, June 1 for conduct of presidential convention.
Morka told newsmen that the governorship primary expected to hold across the country on Friday will now take place simultaneously with the election of House of Representatives candidates on Thursday, May 26, 2022.
The House of Assembly primary earlier shifted to this weekend has been rescheduled to hold next Friday, May 27, along with the election of candidates for the Senate seats.
It was disclosed that the governorship and House of Assembly elections were initially scheduled for May 18 and May 20, respectively before the party national secretariat surrendered to overwhelming logistic challenge.
Morka stated that “the election appeals for governorship and the House of Representatives will now take place on Friday, the 27th of May 2022, while the appeals for the Senate and House of Assembly primaries will take place on Saturday the 28th of May 2022.”
The APC national publicity secretary was silent on the zoning arrangement for the slot of president, vice president and the zoned to produce president of the Senate and speaker of House of Representatives.
Morka told journalists that it was not discussed at the meeting, just as he dismissed as speculation media reports that the exalted ticket of President has been zoned to the North-East with incumbent President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, as preferred choice.