The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has fixed Wednesday, September 19 to elect its presidential candidate.
President Muhammadu Buhari has indicted interest in running for a second term and is expected to pick the ticket of the party.
The chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole in a letter dated August 17 addressed to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu said the party is proposing to hold nationwide congresses to elect delegates to the national convention on Saturday, September 8.
The party also proposed to hold its governorship primary election on September 24.
“This serves as a formal notification pursuant to the provisions of section 85 of the electoral act 2010 as amended. Kindly arrange your officials to monitor the exercise accordingly. While hoping to receive your cooperation, please accept the assurances of my highest esteem,” Oshiomhole noted in the letter.
The proposed dates for the primaries are as follow
September 8: Nationwide congresses to elect delegates to the national convention
September 19: National convention to elect the party’s presidential candidate.
September 19: House of representatives candidates.
September 20: Senatorial candidates.
September 24: Governorship candidates.
September 29: House of assembly candidates.
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