By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has denied as false and misleading, the purported dates for party primaries which are circulating in the social media.
Fielding questions from journalists, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Barr. Felix Morka, said “Today the 6th of April, 2022, the NWC of the APC have met and we just rose from that meeting. Among other topics covered as you would probably expect, we discussed the program for our party’s primaries, looking at the schedule of activities that is to come.
“I am unable to give you a run down of the details of that schedule because it is still in discussion and we are yet to conclude on a definite plan or timetable or schedule for our primaries. But I can confirm that we did have that conversation today. We began it today. But we have not concluded or made any decision.
“I can confirm that we had discussions. But we have not made any decision. I am not aware of anything that is trending because we have not put out any information.”
On the possibility of retaining the 30th date for the party primaries, he said, “we have not put up any information into the public space about the schedule of our primaries. But what I am confirming to you is that we have that discussion. And it is still in progress. And as soon as the details are concluded, and a decision is made, you will be the first to see or hear about it.”
He argued that the Ministers and other presidential appointees would comply with the Electoral Act by resigning at the right time to contest for political positions, saying “The Ministers are members of the party. Now, both the Ministers and other appointees and the party leadership have excellent counsel and guidance. I am sure everyone involved intends to comply fully with the intent and letters of the Electoral Act.”