The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday released a final List of Governorship and House of Assembly candidates in Rivers State.
Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were missing in the final list
Recall that INEC had on Thursday, January 17, released a list signed by the commission’s secretary, Rose Orianran-Anthony and while candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Labour Party among others made the list, those of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were excluded.
A Federal High court in Port Harcourt on January 7 mandated INEC not to recognise candidates of the APC over their rancorous congresses.
Justice Kolawole Omotosho held that the party failed to vacate the orders of the high court which nullified the party’s congresses.
Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers, Obo Effanga, insisted that the electoral umpire would always obey court injunctions.