INEC bans APC from fielding candidates in Zamfara

INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu says APC will not present a candidate in Zamfara
INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu says APC will not present a candidate in Zamfara

The APC ran out of time and INEC said it received reports from its Zamfara office, indicating that no primaries were conducted in the state “notwithstanding that our officials were fully mobilised and deployed”.

Zamfara problem began when The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party announced the dissolution of Zamfara APC executive committee led by Alhaji Lawali M. Liman.

The sacked leadership however claimed it returned Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris as winner of last Wednesday’s botched governorship primary election in the state.

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It also declared Governor Abdulaziz Yari as winner of Zamfara West senatorial zone’s primary election in the state, claiming he polled 166,000 votes.

However, the Major General Abubakar Mustapha Gana-led Zamfara State Electoral Committee, said no primaries took place in the state.

The primary election was rescheduled for last weekend, but Governor Yari threatened to mobilise his supporters to disrupt it.

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