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Top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC have confirmed that Senator Emmanuel Bwacha is yet to be listed on its portal as APC Governorship Candidate for Taraba State.
The officials said INEC had written to the Supreme Court to clarify its judgment if it had ordered a fresh primary election for Taraba State APC before listing Bwacha as a candidate for the governorship elections.
One of the officials also confirmed that some INEC staff in Taraba State were queried for participating in the fresh APC governorship primary election held on 11th February 2023 without clearance from the Headquarters in Abuja.
"INEC has not listed Senator Emmanuel Bwacha's name as candidate of the APC because we are waiting for clarification and interpretation of the Supreme Court Judgment, in the Judgment the Supreme Court did not expressly ordered for a fresh primary election but different lawyers and politicians have come up with their own interpretations. INEC will be guided by law."
The National Secretariat of the APC had on the 14th February 2023 to INEC requesting that Bwacha name should be listed on the list of candidates.
" On the 15th February 2023 INEC amended the list of Candidates but refused to include Bwacha in the amendment, also on the 24th February 2023 INEC amended the list and included Senator Joel Ikenya sa candidate o Labour Party based on an order of a Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo which ordered a fresh primary election for the Labour Party but still refused to include APC candidate in Taraba State.
"Since the judgment of Supreme Court and APC fresh primary, there have two amendments on the list of candidates by INEC both of which does not include the name Bwacha as APC candidate. What some people are flying around on social media are the old list of candidates.
Although INEC is permitted to keep amending the list of Candidates as it keeps getting court orders until election day but as at time of this report on Sunday 5th of March 2023, INEC is yet to include Senator Emmanuel Bwacha's name as APC candidate for Taraba state.
Meanwhile leading APC stakeholders in the state have started endorsing candidates of other political parties warning their supporters not to be deceived that the APC is participating in the governorship race in Taraba State.
Former Minister of Power Eng. Sale Mammam on his part endorsed candidate of the New Nigerian People's Party NNPP Professor Sani Yahaya urging his supporters to vote him as Governor on 11th March 2023.
Also APC Candidate For Taraba North Senatorial District Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi have also expressed open support for the NNPP candidate.
Also a APC chieftain, Chief David Sabo Kente DSK has endorsed the PDP Candidate Col Agbu Kefas for the 11th March Governorship Election in Taraba
At an endorsement ceremony in Wukari, Chief Kente said APC in Taraba has no Governorship candidate thus the need to get somebody that can work for the good of all.
He directed all his supporters across the state to work for the emergence of Kefas and the next governor of Taraba State.
He said "APC didn't have a Gubernatorial Candidate in the eyes of the Law, and since we don't have a Gubernatorial Candidate it was always natural for me to support my Brother from Wukari for obvious reasons"

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