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Court sacks 14 NNPP state Assembly candidates in Rivers

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A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt on Thursday sacked 14 House of Assembly candidates of the New Nigeria People’s Party in Rivers State over the occasion’s “non-compliance” with the Electoral Act in the conduct of its primaries.

The Peoples Democratic Party in the state had dragged the NNPP candidates earlier than the Federal High Court looking for their disqualification.

The presiding Judge, Justice Turaki Muhammed, in his judgment stated the PDP was capable of show to the courtroom that the NNPP didn’t observe the rules stipulated in the brand new Electoral Act throughout their occasion primaries.

The decide due to this fact ordered the Independent (*14*) Electoral Commission to cease recognizing the affected individuals as candidates.

The newest judgment is coming few days after a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt nullified all of the primaries performed by the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State.

Court sacks 14 NNPP state Assembly candidates in Rivers

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Author: Clement Chinedu

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