APC Begins Screening of Aspirants for October Legislative By-elections

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By Adedayo Akinwale

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced the screening of aspirants for the forthcoming legislative by-elections.

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Yekini Nabena, in a statement issued Tuesday said the screening of aspirants would take place between Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27, 2020.

He said the publication of claims and objections would take place on Friday, August 28, while the screening appeal would be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Nabena added that the primary election would be held on Thursday, September 3, while the election appeal would take place on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

According to him, “Ahead of the October 31 concurrent legislative by-elections scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) will tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 begin screening of party aspirants for the elections.”

Nabena stated that legislative by-elections would be conducted across eight states of the federation, including Bayelsa Central Senatorial election, Bayelsa West Senatorial election, Bayelsa; Nganzai State Constituency Borno, and Bayo State Constituency, Borno State.

Others are Cross River north senatorial election, Obudu State Constituency, Cross River State; Imo North senatorial election; Lagos East Senatorial election, Kosofe II State Constituency, Lagos State; Plateau South Senatorial District, Plateau State; Bakura State Constituency, Zamfara State; and Ibaji State Constituency, Kogi State.