The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cancelled the governorship primary held in Zamfara State.
A press statement by Yekini Nabena, acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, noted that the cancellation was as a result of "election malpractices".
The election process was also said to be marred by violence and as such, was cancelled. A new date will be communicated by the party for a fresh exercise.
The statement read: "The Prof. Abubakar Faki-led All Progressives Congress (APC) Zamfara State Governorship Primaries Committee has announced the cancellation of the primaries held in the state due to election malpractices including snatching of election materials and result sheets by the State’s government officials which were taken to the Government House, Gusau.
"The process was also marred by violence.
"Subsequently, the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC) has approved the cancellation of the Governorship primaries. A new date will be announced soonest.
"The NWC reiterates our commitment to free, fair and transparent primaries across the country."