Rivers State APC urge INEC to allow party field candidates in the elections


The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow the party to field candidates in the elections scheduled to begin with the Presidential and National Assembly polls on February 23.

INEC had excluded the APC from fielding candidates based on court pronouncements on the crisis rocking the Rivers State chapter of the party.

The Supreme Court had recently in a lead judgement delivered by Justice Sidi Barge upheld the order of a Federal High Court, Port Harcourt, nullifying the APC primaries in Rivers State.

But the APC, in a letter by its lawyers, Messrs Tuduru Ede & Co, dated February 19, 2019 and addressed to the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, recalled a Court of Appeal judgement of the Port Harcourt Division, delivered on February 6 2019 which granted stay of execution of the judgement of Justice Chinwendu Nworgu of the state high court.

All Progressives Congress (APC) and others, the names of the APC candidates for Rivers State were removed from the final list of candidates published by the commission.