The acting Secretary of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Okechukwu Ndeche, declaring APC ineligible to field candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara State in the 2019 general elections.
“You would note from the timetable that the conduct of party primaries is scheduled to take place between August 18 and October 7, 2018. “Kindly also refer to the last schedule communicated by your party to the commission on the dates of party primaries nationwide, including Zamfara vide your letter Ref. APC/NHDQ/ INEC/19/18/51 dated October 3, 2018. “However, report received from our office in Zamfara State shows that no primaries were conducted by your party in the state. Notwithstanding that our officials were fully mobilised and deployed. “Based on the provisions of Section 87 and 31 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the commission does not expect that your party will submit names of any candidates from Zamfara State. “For clarity, our position is that the All Progressives Congress (APC), will not be fielding candidates for the governorship, National Assembly and State Assembly Elections in Zamfara State for the 2019 for the general elections.”