The Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday said it has no intention of extending the timeline for party primaries.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made the comment while speaking at a consultative meeting with leaders of political parties in Abuja.
Political parties in the country had asked INEC to extend the timelines for the 2023 general elections by two months.
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Specifically, the parties want slight changes to the primaries’ timeline, as stipulated by the electoral umpire.
But Yakubu insisted the timeline for primaries remains fixed between April 4 and June 3. Yakubu asked the parties to ensure their primaries make room for Women, youths and persons with disability.