Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has reviewed its timetable for primary elections into various elective positions.
Suleiman Argungu, the National Organising Secretary of the party, released the new timetable on Tuesday with few adjustments to the original one.
In the previous timetable, the primaries for governorship was fixed for May 18, the state House of Assembly for May 20, while the primaries for House of Representatives and Senate were scheduled for May 22 and 24 respectively.
With the new timetable, the primary for governorship is now May 20, while House of Assembly is May 22. The primaries for Senate and House of Representatives are now May 24 and 25 respectively.
Screening for presidential, governorship, Senate and House of Representatives aspirants will take place on May 14, while the screening of the House of Assembly will take place on May 13.
These changes may be connected to the ongoing amendment to section 84(8) of the Electoral Act.