INEC bars APC from Bayelsa West senatorial by-election

By Simon Utebor, Yenagoa

The Independent National Electoral Commission has struck out the All Progressives Congress and its candidate, Chief Peremobowei Ebebi, from the Bayelsa West Senatorial District election.

The election, which was scheduled for October 31, 2020, was rescheduled for December 5, 2020 as a result of the EndSARS protests and disturbances that rocked the country recently.

The Head of Voter Education and Publicity of INEC in Bayelsa State, Mr. Wilfred Ifogah, said in a statement issued on behalf of the Resident Electoral Commissioner that the commission had taken a decision to strike out the APC and its candidate.

Ifogah said that the INEC decision was in compliance with the judgment of the Federal High Court, Yenagoa which restrained the commission from including the logo and name of the APC and its candidate on the ballot.

He explained that only 12 political parties would participate in the rescheduled election on December 5,…

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