The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has excluded candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from the final list of candidates for the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State.
The final list was released on Thursday by the electoral body.
This is the second time INEC will be excluding APC candidates from its list, as it had released a list on Thursday, January 17, signed by the commission’s secretary, Rose Orianran-Anthony. Names of the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Social Democratic Party, SDP, and others were on the list.
It would be recalled that a Federal High court in Port Harcourt, the state capital had nullified the direct and indirect primaries conducted by the two factions of the APC in Rivers.
The court presided over by Justice Kolawole Omotosho held that both primaries were not conducted according to the law.
Justice Omotosho also restrained the electoral body from recognising Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe as governorship candidates of the APC in the general elections.
Primaries conducted by the two factions in the state produced Abe and Cole.
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