On Tuesday, a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt overturned the nomination of four Labour Party House of Assembly candidates in Rivers State.
In his decision, the presiding Judge, Justice Turaki Mohammed, agreed with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that the Labour Party violated the Electoral Act while conducting four State House of Assembly primary elections.
Justice Mohammed also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,A to remove the names of the affected Labour Party candidates from the ballot boxes in Obio/Akpor 1 and 2, Tai, and Gokana State.
The judge, however, did not agree with the PDP that the primary elections of the Labour Party that produced candidates for Ahoada East and West were not monitored by the INEC.
Meanwhile, counsel to the Labour Party candidates, Uche Olewunne has vowed that his clients will challenge the judgement at the Court of Appeal.