By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
For the third time, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted the date of its presidential primary.
In a statement issued by the acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabene, the party said that instead of Thursday, September 27, earlier advertised, the primary will now hold on Friday, September 28.
The APC statement said: “In view of the Osun State Governorship rerun election which has been scheduled for Thursday, September 27th, 2018, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) has now rescheduled the presidential primary election to Friday, September 28th, 2018.
“This is to avoid a clash in dates with the Osun State Governorship rerun election and enable all registered Party members in all thirty-six states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) participate in the exercise”.
Meanwhile the National Working Committee of the party held a meeting Monday to consider the outcome of the screening exercise meant to qualify aspirants for primary elections.
The leadership meeting is expected come up with approved guidelines for the conduct of the primaries across the country.