Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, visited the tomb of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, in Bauchi State.
Naija News reports that Osinbajo, who had arrived at the state at about 10:20 am, visited Balewa’s tomb to pay his respect to one of the forefathers of the country.
The vice president is scheduled to meet with Bauchi All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates at Hazibal Event Center later in the evening.
After touching down at the Bauchi airport, Osinbajo proceeded to visit the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, at his palace.
The presidential aspirant under the ruling APC is hoping to get the support of the delegates from the state ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rejected moves by political parties in the country for the 2023 election timetable to be adjusted.
Naija News reports that on Tuesday, the political parties speaking under the auspices of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) called on INEC to extend the deadline for the conduct of party primaries to August 4, 2022.
This is against the earlier date of June 3 announced by the electoral umpire in its timetable previously released for the 2023 general election in Nigeria.
The request was however turned down by INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who maintained that all political parties must produce their candidates latest by June 3 as earlier announced.
He said the commission will not adjust its timetable to give more time to the parties.