After denial, APC makes u-turn, holds presidential pry May 29, Gov’shp May 26


By Lanre Oloyede

Barely 24 hours after it denied a report on plan to adjust its internal election timetable, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has finally shifted its proposed presidential primary from the original scheduled date of Monday May 30 – June 1 to Sunday May 29 – 30, 2022.

National Publicity Secretary, Barr Felix Morka, announced this Wednesday in a press briefing.

Recall that APC had on Tuesday debunked claim of adjusting the date of its presidential primary from May 30-June1 to May 28-30.

This followed a publication by an online media which 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 a statement issued Tuesday, described the report as fake news.

According to Morka, the decision to adjust the schedule of activities was reached after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, on Wednesday.

The NPS said the decision affected the governoship, House of Representatives, Senate, State House of Assembly and presidential primary elections.

According to the revised schedule of activities, the Governorship and House of Representatives primary will now hold on Thursday, 26th of May, 2022.

Primary elections for Senate and State House of Assembly is scheduled for Friday, 27th of May, 2022

The appeals for Governorship and House of Representatives is fixed for Friday, 27th of May, 2022. While appeals for Senate and House of Assembly will be held on Saturday, 28th of May, 2022

Barr Morka, who also debunked rumour of zoning of the party’s presidential ticket, noted that the mode of election to be adopted for the primaries will be contained in the guidelines to be issued afterwards.afterwa