”No Election Will Hold In Zamfara If APC Is Excluded” – Governor Yari Tells INEC

”No Election Will Hold In Zamfara If APC Is Excluded” – Governor Yari Tells INEC

The faceoff between the Zamfara state chapter of the APC and INEC
appears to have taken a new turn as the state Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari
Abubakar, has threatened that there would be no elections in the State
if the electoral body fails to field its candidates during the
elections.

Recall that INEC have refused to allow the party present any
candidate following the crisis that rocked the party primaries in
October last year. No viable governorship candidate emerged from the
governorship primaries that was characterised by viloence from the
different factions within the party. INEC insists that Zamfara APC has
no candidates because the party did not conduct primaries and submitted
no list to the commission up till the 7th October deadline for
submission.

Speaking at an APC campaign rally in Talata Mafara local government area on Friday, Governor Yari told the APC supporters. 

“There is no way elections will be conducted in Zamfara State without
APC candidates, despite Zamfara High Court judgment which confirmed
that APC conducted primaries in the state”.

According to the governor, it will be a huge mistake and threat to
national security for INEC to bar Zamfara APC candidates from contesting
during the forthcoming general elections in the state.

“All our actions are based on Zamfara High Court Order, we are
therefore advising INEC to obey the order and include the names of
Zamfara APC candidates list submitted to the commission”he said.

INEC had maintained that Zamfara APC has no candidates because the
party did not conduct primaries and submitted no list to the commission
up till the 7th October deadline for submission.

The Zamfara APC had approached the state High Court to challenge
INEC’s stand and the court, in its ruling, affirmed that the APC held
primaries and asked INEC to accept the candidates.