The All Progressives Congress (APC) has unveiled its schedules of activities for its primaries ahead of the Lagos state local council elections to hold on July 24.

The timetable released on Monday was signed by the party’s Caretaker Committee Chairman and the Caretaker Committee Secretary, Alhaji Tunde Balogun and Mr Lanre Ogunyemi respectively.

The party chieftains noted that the guidelines were constructed in accordance with the provisions of the party’s constitution, the 2010 Electoral Act (as amended), the Nigerian Constitution, the Lagos State Local Government (Administration) Law and Guidelines of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

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“The sales and submission of party forms would hold between May 4 and May 11 while the screening of aspirants would start from May 13 and end on May 21.

“Appeals shall be heard from May 22 to May 26 while the primaries for Chairmanship and Councillorship aspirants would hold on May 29,” the statement read.

It added; “The party’s constitution prescribes that member’s name in the Register of Members shall be the prima facie evidence of valid registration as a member.

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“Hence, the first requirement is that any aspirant on the platform of the party shall comply with this provision.

“The aspirant shall be a Nigerian citizen, registered member of the party, pays the prescribed fees and must not be a member of any other political party.

“All aspirants must submit the evidence of membership of the party, submit a demonstrable evidence of active party support and provide a portfolio of loyalty to the party and evidence of non-involvement in any anti-party activity,” the party leaders said.

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They also said that all aspirants are required to sign the party’s code of conduct and only aspirant cleared by the screening committee shall be eligible to stand election at the party’s primaries.

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