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INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by mrakeli62: 6:59am On Nov 05, 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it collected the list of candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State because there was no court order or judgment barring it from doing so.

The Supreme Court had on October 22, 2018, descended on the Port Harcourt Division of the Court of Appeal for granting an application in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in respect of the conduct of the party’s congresses in the state.


A five-man panel of the Supreme Court, in its unanimous judgment, held that the Court of Appeal committed “a sacrilegious exercise of discretion” by favouring the APC in its June 21, 2018, judgment despite the party’s decision to conduct its congresses in Rivers State in disobedience of subsisting orders of the court.

The Supreme Court faulted the action of the APC, and described the conduct of the party’s ward, local government and state congresses of May 19, 20 and 21, 2018, respectively, in Rivers State, in violation of a pending court order as “condemnable, egregious and preposterous.”

The five-man panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, upheld the appeal filed against the APC by 23 aggrieved members of the party in Rivers State.

INEC National Commissioner on Voter Education and Publicity, Festus Okoye, said as at the time APC submitted the list, INEC has not been served any court order or any judgment barring the party from submitting the list.

According to him, “The APC conducted party primary in the state and the party primary election was monitored by INEC, and at the end of the day, the National Chairman of APC and the National Secretary forwarded the list of candidates that emerged from the primary election to INEC, and INEC collected the list as submitted by the national chairman and secretary of the APC.”

Okoye added that “on the date of submission of the list, there was no order from any court of law served on INEC to the effect that the electoral body should not collect the list of candidates from Rivers State.”

He said what INEC has done is what the law says in terms of political party submitting the list of their candidates.

Okoye stressed that in the next few days, INEC would publish the list of candidates for governorship and state House of Assembly elections in the various constituencies in accordance with the law.

He stated: “When the affidavit is published in all their constituencies, any individual or group that has issues has the constitutional right to go to court to challenge issues arising from the primaries.”

However, the electoral body has once again rejected the list of candidates from Ogun State submitted to it by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while acknowledging that of the state chapter of the party loyal to Senator Buruji Kasamu.

Though the electoral body had in a letter written to the party on October 25, 2018, and received on October 30, 2018, notified the PDP of its decision to publish the lists of candidates submitted by the Adebayo Dayo-led State Executive Committee of Ogun State PDP in pursuant to the orders until it is set aside.

The Federal High Court in Abeokuta had on October 2, 2018, in suit No: FHC/ABJ/CFS/636/2016, of Adebayo Dayo (state chairman) and eight others versus INEC and three others, ordered the commission to recognise Dayo-led State Executive Committee of PDP in Ogun State, and receive the list of candidates for the 2019 governorship, National Assembly and state House of Assembly elections from the said committee.

Okoye said based on the subsisting court orders that have not been vacated, the commission collected the list of candidates that emanated from the Ogun State chapter of the PDP.

He stated: “This has nothing to do with our processes and procedures. We had told the political parties from the beginning that we will only collect the list of candidate signed by the national chairman and the national secretary of the political party which remains the policy of the commission.

“But if any court of law directs otherwise, we will definitely do as the court directs. So, from Ogun State, we have subsisting court orders and court judgement, and we should collect the list of candidates emanating from the political party in Ogun State.

“We have collected the list emanating from the political party in Ogun State as against that of the PDP at the national level based on the court order directing us on the list to collect. That’s the position of the commission presently.

On Zamfara State, Okoye said the position of the electoral body remains the same- the party (APC) primary did not take place in the state.

According to him, “Based on the fact that the party primary did not take place in Zamfara State, we are not going to collect any list of candidate emanating from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in relation to the state election.”

He stated categorically that the commission did not collect any list of candidate in relation to senatorial election from the state.

Okoye said: “The commission did not collect any list of candidate in relation to governorship and state House of Assembly elections from the state. So, the commission maintained its position that party primary election did not take place in Zamfara State, and that remains the commission’s position.

“But the commission is aware that there are two suits in relation to the party primary election ongoing presently. If at the end of the day, the court directs that we must collect a list of candidates from the state, we will submit to the rule of law and due process and accept such a list.”

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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by Kwamecron(m): 7:03am On Nov 05, 2018
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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by educators: 8:49am On Nov 05, 2018
Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by Racoon(m): 8:49am On Nov 05, 2018
"..The Supreme Court faulted the action of the APC, and described the conduct of the party’s ward, local government and state congresses of May 19, 20 and 21, 2018, respectively, in Rivers State, in violation of a pending court order as “condemnable, egregious and preposterous. .."
After the supreme court have nullified all the Congresses and primary conducted by both rival parties? Now INEC have accepted candidates from which faction of the APC in Rivers State?

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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by nelsonB: 8:50am On Nov 05, 2018
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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by Wahala90: 8:51am On Nov 05, 2018
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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by Fabulouz74791: 8:55am On Nov 05, 2018

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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by SantiRAMBO: 8:58am On Nov 05, 2018
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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by hardywaltz(m): 8:58am On Nov 05, 2018
Ha some people will get a heart attack
Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by Nobody: 8:58am On Nov 05, 2018
Back to Daura 2019

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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by Alejob: 8:58am On Nov 05, 2018
Hmmmm
Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by kopite(m): 8:59am On Nov 05, 2018
APC doesn't have candidate in 2019 in Rivers state. Supreme Court will quash all their candidates.

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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by oddoood: 9:00am On Nov 05, 2018
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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by frankmoney(m): 9:00am On Nov 05, 2018
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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by kcmichael: 9:04am On Nov 05, 2018
I see no probems here.there will be a new congress therefore the court casewill be withdrwan.Nwc organise the primaries by using delegates who are members of the APC for the primaries.just watch,ojukaye will be returned again as APC chairman.Abe has completely lost out
Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by Shezkid: 9:11am On Nov 05, 2018
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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by tesppidd: 9:14am On Nov 05, 2018
kcmichael:
I see no probems here.there will be a new congress therefore the court casewill be withdrwan.Nwc organise the primaries by using delegates who are members of the APC for the primaries.just watch,ojukaye will be returned again as APC chairman.Abe has completely lost out
I don't understand.

If the court sacks the ojukaye exco, do the primaries conducted by the ojukaye exco not stand nullified as well?

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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by kopite(m): 9:21am On Nov 05, 2018
kcmichael:
I see no probems here.there will be a new congress therefore the court casewill be withdrwan.Nwc organise the primaries by using delegates who are members of the APC for the primaries.just watch,ojukaye will be returned again as APC chairman.Abe has completely lost out
You just don't understand Jack. You choose to believe what you like. Stick to reality.

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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by maxzzo1(m): 9:34am On Nov 05, 2018
At d end no candidate for APC in Rivers.....

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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by maxzzo1(m): 9:37am On Nov 05, 2018
hardywaltz:
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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by Modarun(m): 9:54am On Nov 05, 2018
Racoon:

After the supreme court have nullified all the Congresses and primary conducted by both rival parties? Now INEC have accepted candidates from which faction of the APC in Rivers State?

My brother dnt mind them, INEC is now the highest judicial court in the land. Despite The high court and Supreme court (which happens to be the highest court of the land,) ruled that the list was illegal INEC still went ahead and accepted Ameachis list, But they are quick to accept the Baruju Kashamu got high court ruling. Lol. The PDP should just go and sleep in Rivers, it now matters not what the Ameacho group does to rig, in the end the Supreme court judgement means APC didnt field any candidate in the first place.

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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by KenOne: 9:56am On Nov 05, 2018
tesppidd:
I don't understand.

If the court sacks the ojukaye exco, do the primaries conducted by the ojukaye exco not stand nullified as well?

Does state excos conduct primaries? According to APC constitution and guidelines state excos only conducts primary for local government elections.

If state excos conducts primaries why didn't NWC accept Akinlade of Ogun since state excos conducted the primary he emerged as against NWC conducted primary.

If congresses has something to do with party primaries Kwara state wouldn't have conducted primaries and had candidates because all the state excos members defected to PDP with Saraki.

If state excos conducts primary Adamawa state wouldn't have had any candidate going into 2019 election because the state excos was disbanded before the primaries.

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Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by senatordave1(m): 9:58am On Nov 05, 2018
Modarun:


My brother dnt mind them, INEC is now the highest judicial court in the land. Despite The high court and Supreme court (which happens to be the highest court of the land,) ruled that the list was illegal INEC still went ahead and accepted Ameachis list, But they are quick to accept the Baruju Kashamu got high court ruling. Lol. The PDP should just go and sleep in Rivers, it now matters not what the Ameacho group does to rig, in the end the Supreme court judgement means APC didnt field any candidate in the first place.
How does that stop buhari from getting 30% in rivers
Re: INEC: Why We Accepted List Of APC Candidates From Rivers by DerrickzB: 10:06am On Nov 05, 2018
Racoon:

After the supreme court have nullified all the Congresses and primary conducted by both rival parties? Now INEC have accepted candidates from which faction of the APC in Rivers State?

Asin Ehn, the thing tire me!!! The Inec is the worst I have ever seen.. I am waiting to hear what zombies would come here n say!!

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