JUST IN: INEC speaks on deadline for primaries

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the deadline for the conduct of primaries remains “firm and fixed” for Friday, June 3.

The electoral body says political parties have “one month from today” to conclude their primaries.

In a statement issued on Thursday, INEC said all 18 political parties have served the required notices indicating the dates for their conventions, congresses, and primaries for the purpose of nominating candidates for various elective offices.