A Federal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has sacked two National Assembly candidates of Labour Party for 2023 General Elections. The Court sacked the candidate for Obio-Akpor and the Port Harcourt federal constituencies 1 and 2. The Peoples Democratic Party in the state had dragged the Labour Party to court over its alleged non-compliance with the Electoral Act in the conduct of the party’s primaries. The PDP sought the court to nullify the primaries and direct the Independent National Electoral Commission to disqualify the candidates. The Presiding Judge, Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam in his judgment agreed with the originating summon of the PDP that challenged the competency of the Labour Party to nominate candidates in the primaries that INEC “did not monitor”. Justice Daylop-Pam also ruled that the PDP proved that INEC did not monitor the primary elections of the affected constituencies and ordered the electoral body not to recognize the affected candidates of the Labour Party for the 2023 general election.

 

A Federal Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has sacked three

 

National Assembly candidates of Labour Party for 2023 General Elections.

 

The Court sacked the candidate for Obio-Akpor and the Port Harcourt federal constituencies 1 and 2.

 

The Peoples Democratic Party in the state had dragged the Labour Party to court over its alleged non-compliance with the Electoral Act in the conduct of the party’s primaries.

 

The PDP sought the court to nullify the primaries and direct the Independent National Electoral Commission to disqualify the candidates.

 

The Presiding Judge, Justice Stephen Daylop-Pam in his judgment agreed with the originating summon of the PDP that challenged the competency of the Labour Party to nominate candidates in the primaries that INEC “did not monitor”.

 

Justice Daylop-Pam also ruled that the PDP proved that INEC did not monitor the primary elections of the affected constituencies and ordered the electoral body not to recognize the affected candidates of the Labour Party for the 2023 general election.

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