Kano Federal High Court Nullifies Alex Otti’s Candidacy and all Labour Party Candidates in Abia, Kano

Alex Otti Labour Party

A Kano state Federal High Court presided over by Justice M N Yunusa has nullified the governorship candidacy of the Abia State Governor-elect Dr Alex Otti and all the candidates of the Labour Party in both Abia state and Kano state.




Report by DailyPost, who obtained a copy of the court judgment, stated that the court ruled that their emergence of the Abia state governor elect, Dr Alex Otti, was not in compliance with the provisions of the 2022 electoral act.


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, INEC, ruled that the failure of the Labour Party to submit its membership register to the INEC within 30 days 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 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.




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