The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that it would start its primary elections in October 2014, to enable them nominate a presidential candidate for the 2015 general election.
Premium Times reports that the party spokesman, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Thursday, after the party’s National Executive committee meeting in Abuja.
The Nigeria’s main opposition party also solicited for a temporary lifting of the curfew currently in place in Adamawa State to enable them prepare for the state’s governorship election slated for October 11, 2014.
Mohammed further revealed NEC approved the use of the modified direct primaries for picking the party’s presidential candidate in subsequent elections.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that members believed to have been eyeing the presidential seat include former military Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso.
The spokesman explained that the party requested the lifting of the curfew in Adamawa state in order to give room for mass participation in the poll.
Meanwhile, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa state has started preparations for the poll, with twelve candidates currently eyeing the state’s number one seat. although some Christians were said to be angry with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa, both at federal and state levels, over how the former Deputy Governor of the state, Mr. James Ngilari, was treated.