INEC Disappoints APC's Opposition Parties in Zamfara


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disappointed the opposition parties as it says it will include the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara on the ballot.

This announcement which was made on Friday by INEC's National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye is in line with a ruling delivered on Thursday by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja.

It could be recalled that INEC refused to allow the candidates of the party in Zamfara to participate in the polls because of the “conflicting orders” of the Federal High Court, Abuja and the Zamfara State High Court on the primaries conducted in the state.

The National Commissioner noted that the court in Abuja had restrained the party from fielding candidates in the general elections, stating that it did not conduct primaries.

On the other hand, he said a later ruling by the court in Zamfara cleared the APC to go ahead and participate in the polls having held valid primaries.

Okoye added that the appeal court, thereafter, set aside the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja for lack of jurisdiction.

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