- INEC confirms that it has received a letter from Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, calling for a postponement of the elections in Zamfara state
- The commission says it is studying the letter and the attached documents, adding that it would make its position on the issue known as soon as possible
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is studying the letter from Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of justice, calling for a postponement of the elections in Zamfara state.
Malami had in a letter sent to INEC attached references of court judgments reportedly allowing the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) contest for elective positions in Zamfara state, Sahara Reporters states.
The INEC national commissioner and chairman of its information and voter education committee, Festus Okoye, confirmed that the commission had received the letter and attached documents sent by Malami and would soon make its position known.
"The commission has received the letter from the Attorney-General of the Federation. The commission is studying the letter and the accompanying attachments. The commission will make its position known as soon as possible," he said.
Legit.ng had reported that the Zamfara chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), following the Sokoto Court of Appeal ruling on Wednesday, February 13, upholding the primary election in the state, said it has submitted names of its candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The party said the move was expedient in order to beat the time in respect to the electoral umpire's general elections schedule, This Day reports.
Confirming the development in an interview with pressmen at the APC headquarters in Abuja, Zamfara governor, Abdulaziz Yari, said the move was in line with the ruling of the Sokoto appeal court.
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