The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has given reasons for rescheduling the date of its presidential primaries, ahead of 2023.
The National Secretary for Publicity of the Party, Mr. Felix Morka, on Wednesday, announced that the party’s presidential primary will hold on May 29, 2022.
Morka disclosed this in an interview with reporters on Wednesday.
However, speaking to Channels Television on Wednesday evening, the party’s spokesman explained, among other reasons, that the adjustment was made to enable the party’s committee review and ensure that all of the steps that it is taking complied with both its constitution and also the Electoral Act.
According to Morka, “The APC, like other political parties, are working with a very tight time frame which was rolled out by INEC. And given the volume of work we have to do, we feel that pressure.
“So, we try to meet that deadline and then again without compromising the integrity of the work we’re doing. So, we’ve adjusted the time to enable us to review and ensure that all of the steps that we’re taking comply with both our constitution and also the Electoral Act.
“So, it’s time we’ve decided to afford to ensure that not only we’re just working to comply, but to comply properly.
“We’re buying a little time to ensure that if there were glitches, we’re going to fix them before we have to push information to INEC. Because if they move to INEC, you can’t recall them.”