A federal high court sitting in Kano has nullified all the candidates of the Labour Party (LP) in Kano and Abia states, including the candidature of Abia governor-elect, Alex Otti.
DailyPost reported that in the ruling, Justice M N Yunusa said the emergence of all the candidates of the LP in the two states was not in compliance with the provisions of the 2022 electoral act.
The suit FHC/KN/CS/107/2023 was filed by one Ibrahim Haruna Ibrahim against the Labour Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The court ruled that the failure of the party to submit its membership register to INEC within 30 days before their primaries render the process invalid.
“The party that has not complied with the provisions of the electoral act cannot be said to have a candidate in an election and cannot be declared winner of an election; this being so, the votes credited to the 1st defendant is a wasted vote,” the Judge ruled