Voting to elect the presidential standard-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will commence today by 6pm at the party’s national convention.
The APC national convention to elect its presidential standard-bearer is scheduled to officially commence at 10am on Tuesday.
The venue of the APC national convention is the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Delegates from the 36 states and the FCT are expected to arrive at the venue between 10am and 1pm.
According to the timetable of the convention released by the party, the address of welcome will be delivered by Abdullahi Adamu, the party’s national chairman at 3:40pm.
The presidential hopefuls will be allowed to deliver their remarks between 4:45pm and 5:45pm.
After that, President Muhammadu Buhari will deliver his speech at 5:45pm.
The delegates will start voting from 6pm to 9pm, while the result will be announced at 10pm.
OTHER THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
About 2,322 delegates from the 36 states and the FCT are expected to vote. The northern region has 1,254 delegates while the southern region has 1,068 delegates.
Based on geopolitical zones, the north-west has 558 delegates, followed by south-west with 411; north-central has 360; north-east has 336, south-south has 372, and south-east has the least number of delegates with 285.
TWENTY-ONE PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS TO CONTEST THE TICKET
Also, 21 presidential hopefuls are expected to contest for the party’s ticket.
Although 23 presidential hopefuls were screened by the John Oyegun-led panel, two out of the 23 — Abubakar Badaru and Ken Nnamani — withdrew from the race.
The Oyegun-led panel shortlisted 13 presidential hopefuls for the “safe list” while 10 of them did not make the shortlist, but the party’s national chairman clarified that no hopeful was disqualified and that the Oyegun’s categorisation is a mere “grading system”.