INEC Says no APC Senatorial Candidate in Yobe North, Akwa Ibom North West
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on August 15, 2022
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate for Yobe North and Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial Districts.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan, who represents Yobe North is battling to get the party’s ticket after losing the APC Presidential Primary. While a former Akwa Ibom governor, Godswill Akpabio, is also in a tussle to get the ruling party’s ticket to run for the Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial seat; after also vying for the APC Presidential race.
According to INEC’s National Commissioner, Festus Okoye in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, monitored by RoyalFM, he hinted that the electoral body does not recognise any APC candidate for both senatorial zones.
Meanwhile, last week, INEC denied doctoring and backdating documents to accommodate the nominations of Lawan and Akpabio as senatorial candidates for the 2023 general elections.