Nigeria’s ruling party APC sets presidential primaries date

PUBLISHED: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 08:16:27 GMT
Felix Onuah
Supporters of Nigeria’s All Progressive Congress demonstrate at the Eagle square, in Abuja, Nigeria, March 26, 2022. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo

LAGOS, April 20 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s ruling party All Progressives Party (APC) has set its presidential primaries for May 30-31, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will step down after serving two four-year terms following a Feb. 23, 2023 ballot.

The country’s political parties are due to pick presidential candidates by June 3. Official campaigning will begin in September, according to the country’s electoral commission.

Current Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Lagos state governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu are frontrunners in the race to be the next candidate. Read full story

The primaries for governors, state house assembly, national house of representatives and the senate are slated to run from May 18 to 24.

This is a developing story…

(Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Julia Payne; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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