A federal high court has denied nullifying the candidature of the Abia state governor-elect, Alex Otti, stating that it nullified the election of the labour party candidates that contested during the 2023 general election in kano.

Recall that a plaintiff, Ibrahim Haruna Ibrahim, had filed an application seeking the court to revoke and set aside the certificate of return issued to all labor party candidates declared winner in kano and the 35 states of the federation including Abuja.

Justice Muhammad Nasir-Yunusa, said the candidates who participated in the 2023 general election in Abia were not parties before his court, and the court lacks jurisdiction to make an order for the issuance of certificate of return.

He said INEC was bound to insist receiving the registered members of labor party and other political parties 30 days before primary election in compliance with the electoral act 2022.

The court declared the primary election of the party in kano as null and void.

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