INEC releases final list of governorship candidates, excludes APC in Zamfara, Rivers

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had on Thursday released the final list of candidates for the governorship elections.

As revealed in the list, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had no candidates in both Rivers and Zamfara states.

It will be recalled that a court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, had ruled the party cannot field candidates for the forthcoming elections.

The state high court had annulled the party’s congresses, saying they were conducted in violation of subsisting court orders.

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In the same vein, a federal high court in Abuja had ruled that the party did not conduct valid primaries in Zamfara and therefore is ineligible to field candidates for the elections.

INEC also listed Buruji Kashamu as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state, ending the long tussle over who is the party’s flag bearer in the state.

The list indicates that there are a total of 1,066 candidates for the governorship elections to be conducted in 29 states.

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