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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

APC Won't Participate In Zamfara Elections, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Insists

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, insisted, yesterday, that All Progressives Congress, APC, will not field candidates for the 2019 general elections in Zamafa.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this on the sideline of the opening of a two-day validation workshop entitled “Study on the cost of elections in ECOWAS Region.” yesterday. in Abuja.

“We have issued a statement on Zamfara and nothing has changed. We stand by the statement that we issued,” he said. Yakubu re-emphasised that the deadline for submission of party candidates’ names to the commission was October 18, saying it would give a full report on that after November 18.

INEC had informed the ruling APC in a leaked memo that it would not be allowed to field candidates for elective positions in Zamfara in the 2019 elections and says their stand remains.

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