The Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) has deleted the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the list of parties participating in the Rivers State local government election scheduled to take place on the 17th of April, 2021.
The Chairman of the electoral body, Justice George Omereji disclosed this at a press briefing on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, adding that the party will not participate in the election though their logo had earlier been printed on the ballot.
The decision to delist the APC was sequel to a letter sent to RSIEC by the Caretaker Chairman of the APC in the state, Isaac Ogbogbula, informing the electoral body of the party’s decision not to take part in the election.
The parties cleared for the poll include the African Action Congress, Action Democratic party Accord party, Social Democratic Party, National Rescue movement and the Action Alliance.
Others include the People Democratic Party, Labour Party, Zenith Labour Party, Young Progressive Party, Allied Peoples Movement, All Progressives Grand Alliance, African Democratic Congress, New Nigeria Peoples Party, Boot Party, Peoples Redemption Party and the Action Peoples party.