2019: APC Denies Setting Date For Primaries

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied releasing dates for its primaries ahead of the 2019 general election.

Several reports claimed the ruling party had released its timetable for the primaries.

This rumour gained grounds because the timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in January slated party primaries to begin August 18.

However, in a statement Thursday by its Acting Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, APC said it had not announced its timetable for primaries.

“Our attention has been drawn to a timetable circulating in the social media and published today (yesterday) August 23, 2018, in Daily Times Newspaper, purportedly for the All Progressives Congress, APC, primaries for State House of Assembly, National Assembly, Governorship and Presidential positions.

“The timetable is fake and should be disregarded. The party is yet to announce its official timetable for the listed primaries,” the statement read.