APC fixes date for primary election, appoints committee members (Full List)

The ruling APC has fixed Saturday, January 6 to hold primaries ahead of the February 3 bye election.

  • The APC will hold its primary election on January 6.
  • The party has also constituted a committee to oversee the affairs of the election
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed Saturday, January 6, 2023, for its primary election for vacancies in National and State assemblies.

The primary elections will take place ahead of the February 3 conduct of by-elections into federal constituencies and vacant senatorial seats by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The primary elections will take place in Lagos, Ondo, Kebbi, Taraba, Yobe, Benue, Kaduna, Ebonyi, and Borno States.

Most vacancies arose due to the appointment of National Assembly members to executive positions by President Bola Tinubu.

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The ruling party has also constituted committees to oversee election affairs.

These committees will manage the primaries in nine states ahead of the bye-elections.

Committees for Ebonyi State

The seven-member screening committee for Ebonyi State is chaired by Smart Iheasor with Ifeanyi Egwim as secretary of the committee.

Other members are Edele Oketa, Thomas Shagbaor, Attah Moh, Opeyemi Akinsiju and Ramatu Abubakar.

The five-member appeal committee is chaired by Aliyu Kunde and Jennifer Adike as Secretary while the primary election committee for the district is chaired by Akin Akinsehinwa and Prince Eze as secretary.

Yobe State

To manage the primary election in Yobe East, the party set up four committees – screening committee, screening appeal committee, primary election committee, and primary election appeal committee.

The screening committee is chaired by Joshua Lidani, a former senator, and Maikudi Giade as secretary. Also, the screening appeal committee is chaired by Baba Ajimi, and Ibrahim Dika as secretary.

On the other hand, the primary election committee is chaired by Ibrahim Masari, and Ibrahim Jalo as secretary.

Surulere

The primary election to fill the vacancy in Surulere I Federal Constituency is to be conducted by a five-member committee chaired by Buba Yusuf while Dapo Lam-Adeshina will serve as secretary.

Messrs Yusuf and Lam-Adesina are both former members of the House of Representatives.

The seven-member screening committee is chaired by Hakeem Okunade as secretary.

Gbajabiamila served in the House for 20 years until his resignation in June 2023 to take up the role of chief of staff.



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