Oshiomhole
APC National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is consulting its lawyers over the directive from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that it should not field candidates for the 2019 elections.

INEC had in a letter on Wednesday stated that the APC is not eligible to field candidates for the governorship, national assembly and state assembly positions in Zamfara.

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However, NAN learnt from an authoritative source in the APC National Secretariat, that the party leadership would contact its legal department before responding on the matter.

The APC National Working Committee had on Oct. 5, dissolved the party executives at all levels in Zamfara, after contentious primaries said to have been conducted on Wednesday 3 October and 4 October.

The APC had said that by the decision, all party executives, at all levels in Zamfara were dissolved.

The dissolved party executives had claimed they conducted primaries on 3 October which picked a Yari anointed candidate, Mukhtar Shehu Idris as the winner of the governorship primary election, and Yari himself as the winner of Zamfara West senatorial ticket, in a primary conducted 4 October. The NWC invalidated the results.