The All Progressives Congress will close sales of national and state bye-election forms today, January 2, 2024.
This is to enable the party to meet the Independent National Electoral Commission deadline for the February 3, 2024 poll.
This was made known by the party’s national organising secretary, Suleiman Muhammed Argungu, while fielding questions from the press on New Year’s Day in his country home Argungu, headquarters of Argungu Emirate Council.
He explained that as the ruling party, APC would show an example by complying with the INEC directive on the deadline for the sales of forms to the aspirants.
Arungu said, “After we close the sales of forms, a committee will be set up to select the delegates that will elect the candidates for the by-elections.”
The party, however, will on January 9, 2024, open the INEC portal to upload the names of its aspirants who bought the forms for the vacant positions.
Argungu said six aspirants from Kebbi State have bought the forms to express their interest in contesting in the by-elections, according to Leadership.
He added that the seven states featuring in the contest are Kebbi, Yobe, Kaduna, Ebonyi, Lagos, Taraba and Benue.
The APC national organising secretary enjoined the party members to come out en mass to elect the delegates and candidates of their choice during the party’s primaries.