Court clears air on nullifying Abia governor-elect Alex Otti’s Labour Party candidature

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has denied invalidating the candidature of the Abia Governor-elect, Dr Alex Otti, who ran under the banner of the Labour Party (LP).

Recall it was earlier reported that the court in a document obtained on Friday nullified the candidature of Alex Otti and all the candidates of the Labour Party in Abia and Kano States.

The court, however, stated that it nullified the election of the Kano LP candidates who competed in the 2023 general election.

This follows an application by Ibrahim Haruna-Ibrahim, requesting the court to rescind the certificates of return given to all LP candidates declared winners in Kano and the other 35 states of the Federation, including the FCT, Abuja.

Reacting to the mixed responses provoked by the judgement, Justice Nasir-Yunusa clarified that the Abia candidates who participated in the recent general elections were not involved in the lawsuit.

By Temitope Hassan