A federal high court in kano has has nullified the candidacy of the Abia State Governor-elect, Dr Alex Otti.
The court in a rulling also nullified the candidature of all Labour Party flagbearers in Abia and Kano States.
The rulling which was presided by justice M N ruled that their emergence was not in compliance with the 2022 Electoral Act provisions.
The judge gave the ruling on the Suit No FHC/KN/CS/107/2023 filed by one Ibrahim Haruna Ibrahim against the Labour Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The judge held that “The party that has not complied with the provisions of the electoral act cannot be said to have 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,”
According to the judge, the labour party failed to meet with INEC guidelines by not submitting the list of members contesting elective position within 30 days.