The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its presidential primary election.
Felix Morka, spokesman of the APC, announced the development in a statement issued on Saturday.
According to Morka, the exercise will now take place from June 6 to 8.
The APC presidential primary election was earlier scheduled for May 29 to 30.
“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,” the APC spokesman said.
On Friday, INEC announced the extension of the deadline for party primaries.
The commission said in a statement issued by Festus Okoye, INEC national commissioner in charge of information and voter education, that it was extending the deadline by six days.
Political parties are now expected to conclude their primaries by June 9, and not June 3 as earlier scheduled by INEC.
The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) had requested an extension of the deadline for the primaries.