EXCLUSIVE: APC moves presidential primaries to June 6-7

The All Progressives Congress has moved its presidential primary election to June 6 and 7, WesternPost can exclusively report.

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.

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

WesternPost 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 as exemplified in the delay in the commencement of activities towards the APC convention is already causing apprehension in Abuja.

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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