A new guideline for the conduct of party primaries as released on Tuesday by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which stipulates a 30-day limit for resignation of all political appointees seeking elective positions in 2023 has cancelled the ambition of Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, who many believe is interested in becoming the governor of Kebbi State.
The APC’s timetable for the 2023 election activities as advertised in Nigeria’s major newspapers had scheduled governorship primaries for May 18, now less than 30 days away.
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With the new guidelines and stipulated time frame for resignation, Malami no longer has a chance.
Section 3(1) of the APC’s final guidelines for the conduct of primaries, which was sighted by Prime Business Africa on Tuesday states:
”No political appointee at any level shall be a voting delegate or be voted for the purpose of the nomination of candidates. Any political office holder interested in contesting for an elective office shall leave Office 30 days prior to the date of election or party primary for the office sought.”
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