Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have no candidate in the October governorship election in Ondo State.
There is in-fighting in APC at the national level with some of its state chapters also plagued by crisis including that of Ondo.
INEC said it does not honour the letter sent by the ruling party notifying it of the conduct of its primary in Ondo State.
In a letter entitled: “Re-Notice of conduct of primary,” addressed to the APC national chairman and signed by the commission Secretary, Rose Oriaran-Anthony, INEC observed that only the acting national secretary of the APC signed the letter notifying it of its primary in Ondo State.
“The commission notes that your notice scheduling the conduct of APC governorship primary on July 20 was signed by only the acting national secretary of the party.
“This is contrary to the provision of Article 4.4 of the commission’s regulations and guidelines for the conduct of party primary which requires that such notices shall be jointly signed by the national chairman and national secretary of political party.
“Accordingly, your party is advised to issue appropriate notice for the conduct of its Ondo State governorship primary in line with relevant provisions of the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of party’s primary,” INEC said.