Zamfara: APC says INEC can’t ban its candidates


Dr Dauda Lawal: Zamfara APC governorship candidate. APC says INEC has  no power to disqualify candidates

By Emmanuel Mogbede

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has right to submit names of its candidates for elective positions in Zamfara for the 2019 general elections. And it has done so.

Mr Lanre Onilu, the APC National Publicity Secretary, said this on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said the party’s position was  without prejudice to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) stance.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that INEC had on Oct. 10, said that APC was not eligible to field candidates for Governorship, National Assembly and State Assembly positions in Zamfara in the 2019 elections.

The commission in a letter signed by Okechukwu Ndeche, its acting Secretary, said the APC was not qualified to field candidates because it failed to conduct primaries in Zamfara within the stipulated time-frame.

Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the APC National Chairman,…

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