PHOTOS: See list of candidates for National Assembly election in Rivers, APC excluded

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in Rivers state has released the list of candidates contesting the national assembly election on February 16, 2019.

Conspicuously missing are candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The party has been enmeshed in crisis on which faction should produce candidates for the election.

On Monday last week, a Federal High court in Port Harcourt, the state capital nullified the direct and indirect primaries conducted by the two factions of the APC in Rivers.

The court presided over by Justice Kolawole Omotosho held that both primaries were not conducted according to the law.

Justice Omotosho had also restrained the electoral body from recognising Tonye Cole and Magnus Abe as governorship candidates of the APC in the general elections.

Senator Abe was declared the winner of a direct governorship primary conducted by a faction of the party in 2018 after polling 144, 929 votes.

But Cole emerged the winner of an indirect primary held by another faction with 3,329 votes.

See the list of candidates released below: