APC governors to serve as returning officers for presidential primaries

APC clears two more governors for primary

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that its Governors will serve as Returning Officers for the presidential direct primaries.

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The decision was approved by the National Working Committee (NWC).

The exercise will hold across all states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday, September 28.

A statement signed by the party’s spokesman, Yekini Nabena, said: “In states where there are no Governors on the Party’s platform, Senators along with the ministers are to serve as Returning Officers for the exercise.

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“National and State House of Assembly members are to coordinate their various constituencies during the exercise.”

Meanwhile, the APC has released a list of governorship aspirants that have been cleared to contest for primaries in 26 states.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministers, Aisha Alhassan aka Mama Taraba and Adebayo Shittu were not cleared.

However, names of those cleared in other states are expected to be announced in due course.