The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it does not recognise all the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in Cross Rivers States for the rescheduled general elections.
The Resident Electoral Commission in Cross River State, Dr. Frankland Briyai, declared the names of all candidates submitted by APC in the State would be removed.
Addressing reporters in an abrupt briefing in Calabar late Friday evening, he said this was pursuant to an order of court with suit number FHC/CA/CS/731/2018 between Godwin Etim John vs the APC and others.
He said the logo and names of the APC would be retained pending the submission of the list of candidates by the Godwin Etim John- led state executive by the national working committee in compliance with the order.
Briyai did not entertain questions.
Reading a statement, he said was from the Secretary of the Commission, Rose Orianran-Anthony, Briyai said: “The commission pursuant to the order of court in the above matter has directed that the names of candidates submitted by the APC for Governorship, Senatorial, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly for Cross River State be removed from the list of candidates for the election in compliance with the said order.”
Culled from The Nation Newspaper.
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