A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has voided the candidature of Abia State governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti.
The presiding judge, Justice M N Yunusa while ruling on the matter on Friday said the Labour Party failed to comply with the provisions of the 2022 Electoral Act in nominating Otti.
A copy of the judgement delivered by the court was obtained Friday morning by ABN TV.
The Court in Suit No FHC/KN/CS/107/2023 filed by Mr Ibrahim Haruna Ibrahim against the Labour Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission ruled that the failure of the Labour Party to submit its membership register to the Independent National electoral commission within 30days before their Primaries renders 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 as the decision of the Supreme court,” the Judge ruled.