The Labour Party has reacted to the pronouncement of a Federal High Court sitting in Kano nullifying the election of the Abia State Governor-elect, Dr Alex Otti.
DAILY POST earlier reported that the court presided over by Justice M N Yunusa, nullified the elections of Otti and all the candidates of the Labour Party in Abia State.
According to the court, the emergence of Otti and other affected candidates was not in compliance with the provisions of the 2022 Electoral Act.
However, when contacted by DAILY POST, the Labour Party Chairman in Abia State, Hon. Ceekay Igara, said the court’s “pronouncement is laughable”.
According to him, the decision of the court would have no significance in the coming inauguration of the governor-elect.
Igara told a DAILY POST correspondent that only the election tribunal is bequeathed the power to sack a democratically elected person.
He said, “That court pronouncement is laughable. Everybody should go about their normal activities. It is only the tribunal that can remove Alex Otti.
“It is not just a court that will remove someone who was duly elected. Infact I am going to gear up activities for the inauguration”.
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