The All Progressives Congress has moved its presidential primary election to June 6 and 8.

The party reached the decision after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) bowed to pressure by political parties to extend the dates for primary elections.

INEC in a statement on Friday, extended the dates for primaries by six days.

ABUJAPRESS had earlier exclusively reported that the party was planning on postponing the presidential primaries.

ABUJAPRESS learnt the postponement was one of the issues discussed during a meeting APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu; INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu; and Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha had with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The planned postponement was exemplified in the delay in the commencement of activities towards the APC convention is already causing apprehension in Abuja.

The press release made available to ABUJAPRESS and signed by the National Publicity Secretary Barr. Felix Morka postponing the primary reads:

Following the Independent National Electoral Commission’s extension of deadline for the submission of list of candidates by political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) hereby postpones its Special Convention for Presidential Primary from Sunday, 29th - Monday, 30th of May, 2022 to Monday, 6th - Wednesday, 8th of June, 2022.

This was the second time APC was shifting the dates for the presidential primaries after initially moving it from the first scheduled date of May 31 and June 1.


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