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APC shifts presidential primary to June 6

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its presidential primary to June 6, and June 7.

The APC announced the postponement after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) agreed to extend the dates for primary elections.

The ruling had earlier fixed the presidential primary for May 29.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its presidential primary to June 6, and June 7.

The APC announced the postponement after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) agreed to extend the dates for primary elections.

The ruling had earlier fixed the presidential primary for May 29.

Felix Morka, the APC’s National Publicity Secretary, confirmed the news in a brief statement released at 12:58 a.m. on Sunday.

‘APC special convention for presidential primary postponed,’ read the announcement.

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According to him, the postponement came as a result of the Independent National Electoral Commission extending the time for political parties to submit their candidates’ lists.

Morka said, “Following the Independent National Electoral Commission’s extension of deadline for the submission of list of candidates by political parties, the All Progressives Congress hereby postpones its special convention for presidential primary from Sunday, 29 – Monday, 30 May, 2020 to Monday, 6 – Wednesday, 8 June, 2022.”

Earlier on Friday evening, INEC issued a six-day extension of deadline for political parties to hold their primaries.

The commission originally set a June 3 deadline for the presidential primaries. The deadline has been extended by six days, from June 4 to June 9.

Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee of the electoral umpire, made the announcement in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

The decision was reached following a meeting with representatives of several political parties and the INEC leadership, chaired by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

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