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APC, PDP primaries: The battle before the real war

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With the announcement of the date for the presidential primaries in Nigeria’s two major political parties, aspirants are now intensifying their strategies on how to clinch the ticket of their parties.

With the array of presidential aspirants already on parade, the real battle is expected to take place at the primaries.

It is also expected that the next weeks leading up to the primaries would witness serious political intrigues, alignment and realignment of forces.

There are high level consultations by aspirants who crisscross the length and breadth of the country seeking endorsements by some powerful elements, particularly from those touted to “own the country.”

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are scheduled to hold delegate primaries next month ahead of the June 3, deadline for the submission of candidates by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In both parties the…

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