The leadership of the Labour Party has rejected the nullification of the candidature of Abia State Governor-elect, Dr Alex Otti, and some other party representatives.
The reaction came a few hours after a Federal High Court sitting in Kano State dismissed the governor-elect and other candidates.
Aside from Otti, the court presided over by Justice M.N Yunusa also nullified the candidature of all Labour Party flag bearers in Abia and Kano States.
Yunusa, who ruled that their emergence was not in compliance with the 2022 Electoral Act provisions, gave the injunction in a Suit filed by Mr Ibrahim Haruna Ibrahim against the Labour Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The judge stated that the failure of the party to submit its membership register to the INEC within 30 days before their primaries render the process invalid.
Reacting to his sack, Otti, however, called on Abia residents to remain calm, saying the Kano court’s judgment holds no water and stands on nothing.
Otti, who spoke through his media aide, Ferdinand Ekeoma, stated that preparations for his inauguration on May 29 are proceeding as planned.
A statement also released by LP Acting National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, also frowned at the nullification.
Ifoh, who blamed the ruling on the handiwork of suspended members of the party loyal to the acting deputy National Chairman, Lamidi Apapa, lasted only 48 hours.
He added that the Labour Party has repeatedly raised the alarm of the plots by the opposition parties to ensure that Labour Party is engulfed in crisis.