The All Progressives Congress, APC on Tuesday inaugurated the screening committees for the state House of Assembly aspirants and the Special Congress Committees to elect local government, state and national delegates.
The party has also refuted claims that it has adjusted its primaries timetable ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Speaking at the International Conference Centre venue of the inauguration, Tuesday, the Deputy National Chairman, Senator Abubakar Kyari said the exercise is a foundation of the party primaries.
“We have just conducted the screening of the gubernatorial, senatorial and house of representatives aspirants but the basic foundation is what you people are going to do which is the election of local government and state delegates. Later the national Organizing Secretary will brief you on your roles and what the modalities are and also the legal adviser will explain the legal implications of what you are about to do.
“APC, we are in government today simply by championing the call for economic and social change and we thank almighty Allah for giving the wisdom to the president, his exellency Muhammadu Buhari and we can beat our chest that seven years after we have achieved what others have not been able to do. Therefore, this transition is very key to leave a lasting legacy for president, his exellency Muhammadu Buhari. We are at the verge of electing new leaders for the post Buhari era and that is why you are chosen to spearhead it and I have no doubt in my mind that with the caliber of people I’m seeing here we would do just that. Politics is dynamic and ambition is dynamic. You will face challenges but that is why you are there to succumb those challenges.”
APC has also denied the purported adjustment to its Timetable/ Schedule of Activities for the 2023 general elections.
National Publicity Secretary, APC, Barr Felix Morka, issued the clarification on Tuesday, 17th May 2022 in Abuja via a statement.
Morka wrote: “Our attention has been drawn to a story of purported adjustment to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Timetable/ Schedule of Activities for the 2023 General Elections which is making the rounds on social media. The story should be disregarded as fake news.
“The Party’s Timetable/Schedule of Activities for the 2023 elections remain as earlier published:
“Governorship – Friday, 20th of May, 2022.
“State House of Assembly – Sunday, 22nd of May, 2022.
“House of Representatives – Tuesday, 24th of May, 2022.
“Senate – Wednesday, 25th of May 2022.
“Presidential – Monday, 30th of May to June 1st, 2022.
“Should an adjustment become necessary, such changes will be communicated via our official communication channels.”