The ruling APC has insisted it will field candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara state for 2019 general election, despite its disqualification by Nigeria’s electoral body.
The party made this known in reaction to comments made by chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday, that the commission stands by its decision to bar APC from fielding candidates for all elective positions in the state.
“On Zamfara, nothing has changed. We have said it and we have earlier issued a statement on the position of things and that still remains our position,” Yakubu said.
APC was punished for failing to conduct primaries within the time stipulated in the election timetable.
But the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Onilu, said the party would go ahead to submit list of its candidates.
“INEC cannot say that we don’t have candidates for election until the deadline has expired,” he said.
“We have options of consensus, direct and indirect primaries and we are going to apply, like we have done in other states, our energies, time and concerns to pick our candidates.
“I can assure you that before the Oct. 18 deadline, we are going to meet all INEC requirements and we are going to submit names of all the candidates for not only Zamfara but the 36 states and the FCT,” he added.