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Justice Omotosho Orders INEC to Remove all APC Candidates From Ballot Papers



Justice Omotosho had ordered the commission to remove all APC candidates from ballot papers and other electoral materials.The party has already filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal in Port Harcourt seeking a stay of execution of Omotosho’s injunction.

Justice Kolawole Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt had directed INEC to exclude APC from the election, sequel to a suit by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to compel INEC to obey the judgement of the Rivers State High Court that declared the APC congresses and primaries void.

A source at the commission said they were obeying court order as a law-abiding organisation.

The court fixed Tuesday, February 5 to rule on the stay of execution motion on the judgement the high court, which barred Rivers APC from fielding candidates for the March 4 elections.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may have excluded the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship and House of Assembly candidates from the March 4 general elections. Names of APC candidates were conspicuously missing from the final list published yesterday at the INEC office in Port Harcourt.