Court Sacks Abia Governor-Elect, Alex Otti


According to Igbere TV, a Federal High Court presided over by Justice M N Yunusa has declared Dr. Alex Otti, the newly elected governor of Abia State, and all other candidates running for the Labour Party in Abia, Kano, and the other states of Nigeria ineligible due to their failure to adhere to the requirements 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 ruled that the failure of the Labour Party to submit it’s membership register to the Independent National electoral commission within 30days before their Primaries renders the process invalid.

The Judge ruled 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 as the the decision of the Supreme court.”

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