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JUST IN: APC postpones presidential primaries

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All Progressive Congress (APC)

The All Progressives Congress has postponed its presidential primary election.

Sahara Reporters quoting a source said that the exercise will now hold on June 6 and 7, 2022.

The APC had earlier scheduled Sunday, 29th – Monday, 30th of May, 2022 for the primary.

The latest development is coming few hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) bowed to pressure from political parties by extending the deadline for the conduct of primary elections by six days.

INEC National Electoral Commissioner for Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye had said the commission took the decision after a meeting with the 18 registered political parties under the aegis of the Inter-Party Advisory Council IPAC, on Friday in Abuja.

IPAC had earlier sought a two-month extension from the June 3 deadline, a demand which was rejected by the commission.

Okoye said the extension gives parties time to compile the list and personal particulars of their nominated candidates before uploading the same to the INEC portal.

Source: Newsband

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