2023: APC denies shifting date for presidential primary


By Lanre Oloyede

Ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Tuesday debunked the claim of adjusting the date of its presidential primary from May 30-June1 to May 28-30.

This was contained in a statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Barr Felix Morka.

Recall that an online media had last week reported of the purported adjustment.

According to the report, the online media claimed that impeccable sources within Nigeria’s Presidency APC confirmed to it that the ruling party has moved back its Presidential Primary election to hold between 28 and May 30, instead of the original date of May 30 to June 1, 2022.

But Barr Morka, in his statement, described the report as fake news.

The NPS maintained that the party’s Timetable/Schedule of Activities for the 2023 elections remain as earlier published.

According to him, the Governorship Primary election will be held on -Friday, 20th of May, 2022 while that of the State House of Assembly will take place on Sunday, 22nd of May, 2022.

He said further that the Primary election for House of Representatives is scheduled for Tuesday, 24th of May, 2022, while that of Senate is expected to take place on Wednesday, 25th of May 2022.

The party’s presidential convention, according to Morka, will be held from Monday, 30th of May to June 1st, 2022.

The NPS noted that should an adjustment become necessary, such changes will be communicated via the party’s communication channels.

Meanwhile, the APC Tuesday inaugurated the screening committees for State House of Assembly and Special Congress to elect local government, State and National delegates.

Inaugurating the Chairpersons and Secretaries of the Committees at International Conference Centre ICC, Abuja, Deputy National Chairman North, Abubakar Kyari, who stood in for the National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, urged committee members to be diligent in their duty and adhere to the guidelines issued by the party for the conduct of their assignment.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the inauguration, one of the Committee Chairmen, Osita Okechukwu noted that the task before the Committee is to screen those that are qualified to run for the House of Assembly after meeting all set conditions.