Tuesday, October 16, 2018
APC Won't Participate In Zamfara Elections, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Insists
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.