It emerged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, abruptly cancelled its gubernatorial primary election in Benue State owing to a suit filed by a governorship aspirant, Steve Ugba, against the party. Ugba, claiming his disqualification, obtained a court order restraining the party from conducting the primary election. He told the court that the APC had no reason to disqualify him haven earlier been issued a certificate of clearance by the party. Ugba said the party needed to have withdrawn the certificate from him before barring him from taking part in the election. He was the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, -one of the composite parties of the APC, in 2011.
According to NAN, chairman of the electoral panel, Babajide Kayode, on Friday, hurriedly packed the electoral materials, along with his officials, and left the venue while voting was in progress. It was reported some delegates from from Agatu, Ado, Apa, Ohimini and Ogbadibo, Local Government Areas had voted before the exercise was suspended.