A Federal High Court in Kano, presided over by Justice M N Yunusa, has declared the candidature of Abia State Governor-elect Dr Alex Otti and all Labour Party candidates in Abia and Kano States null and void.
According to reports, the court determined that their election did not comply with the provisions of the 2022 Electoral Act.
DAILY POST got a copy of the court’s decision in the early hours of Friday, May 19.
In Suit No FHC/KN/CS/107/2023, filed by Mr Ibrahim Haruna Ibrahim against the Labour Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the Court ruled that the Labour Party’s failure to submit its membership register to the INEC within 30 days before their primaries invalidates the process.
“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 the winner of an election; as a result, the votes credited to the first defendant are a waste of votes,” the Judge decided.