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INEC insists APC won’t field candidates in Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission has confirmed its decision to bar the All Progressives Congress from fielding candidates for state and federal elections in Zamfara State as it moves to release the list of governorship candidates for this years election.
This was disclosed in a statement on Wednesday by INEC’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, ahead of Thursday’s release of the list.
The statement reads: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) met today, 30th January 2019 and among other things approved the final list of candidates for the Governorship  State Assembly and FCT Area Council elections scheduled to hold on 2nd March 2019.
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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