Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara and Rivers States are not on the final list released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the governorship and House of Assembly elections.

INEC had on Wednesday night given reasons for excluding Zamfara APC candidates for the March 2 governorship and state assembly elections slated to hold in 29 of the 36 states of the federation.

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.

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Similarly, a Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, had ruled the party cannot field candidates for the forthcoming elections.

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In an earlier ruling by the state high court, the party’s congresses were voided, with the court saying they were conducted in outright violation of subsisting court orders.

On the whole, there are 1, 066 candidates for the governorship elections, 14,583 for the state assembly elections and 806 for the FCT Area Council elections broken down into 105 chairmanship candidates and 701 councillorship candidates.

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