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BREAKING: Abuja High Court Sacks Popular Presidential Candidate (PHOTO)

Abuja High Court has sacked the popular Presidential Candidate for the 2023 general elections.

 

NewsOnline reports that Abuja Federal High Court has sacked the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance party (AA), Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd).

This online news understands that the court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to remove the names of all Action Alliance (AA) candidates submitted to it by the Kenneth Udeze led faction of the party.

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The order, which was made available to journalists in Kaduna on Saturday, however, ruled that the electoral body should display the list of candidates submitted to it by the party’s leadership under the chairmanship of Adekunle Rufai Omoaje.

Abuja High Court Sacks Popular Presidential Candidate

 

NewsOnline reports that the court which was presided over by Justice Z.B Abubakar also held that the electoral body erred by failing to give recognition to the list of candidates submitted to it by the Omoaje-led faction.

Recall that Omoaje had on behalf of himself and the Action Alliance approached the court to seek redress on the non recognition of the candidates submitted to INEC by him on behalf of the party.

By the judgment of the court, the candidates already announced by INEC including the presidential candidate, Major Hamza Al-mustapha (rtd) are expected to be substituted by the list of candidates submitted by Omoaje.

 

Al-Mustapha was announced as the presidential candidate of the AA by INEC and his name already published on the website of the electoral body.

However, with the latest court judgment, Al-Mustapha may be replaced by another person endorsed by the Omoaje leadership.

They were media reports Al-Mustapha might risk losing the AA’s presidential ticket going by the litigation against him.

Justice Abubakar who cited section 29(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022, ordered that, INEC should immediately publish the names and addresses of all candidates submitted by Omoaje on behalf of the Action Alliance.

“By the provision of section 29(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022, the INEC should publish by displaying at the relevant office or offices of INEC and on its website.”

Reacting to the development, the National Chairman of AA, Adekunle Omoaje, said Kenneth Udeze who had been parading himself of the party was expelled from the party since February 14, 2020 during the party’s National Convention in Osogbo.

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