The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied releasing dates for its primaries ahead of the 2019 general election.
Several reports claimed the ruling party had released its timetable for the primaries.
“APC PRIMARIES TO HOLD AS FOLLOWS: State House of Assembly Primaries -15th Sept, 2018, Federal House of Representatives -19th Sept, 2018, Senate- 23rd Sept, 2018, Governorship Primaries- 28th Sept, 2018, Presidential Primaries- 6th October, 2018” the Daily Times reported.
This rumour gained grounds because the timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in January slated party primaries to begin August 18.
However, in its statement on Thursday by its acting publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, APC said it has not announced its timetable for primaries.
“Our attention has been drawn to a timetable circulating in the social media and published today (August 23, 2018) in Daily Times Newspaper, purportedly for the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries for State House of Assembly, National Assembly, Governorship and Presidential positions.
“The timetable is fake and should be disregarded. The Party is yet to announce its official timetable for the listed primaries.”