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APC Defies INEC, Submits Candidates For Zamfara

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has submitted the list of presidential and senatorial candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in a bid to beat the October 18 deadline.

The ruling party was said to have defied INEC’s order, 
by going ahead to present a list of candidates from Zamfara State.

INEC had banned APC from fielding candidates from the state, after the expiration of the stipulated time. 

Reacting, a deputy director of information in the commission, Aliyu Bello, said: “As far as we are concerned, the issue of Zamfara is foreclosed. We are not collecting any list from them, as they failed to meet up with the required standard.”

He added that INEC could not be held liable for APC's shortcomings.