Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ruled that the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ebonyi State, Mr Tochukwu Okorie, was not validly nominated to contest election into the position.

Delivering a ruling in the suit filed by Mr Silas Onu, challenging the election of Okorie, Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that Okorie was indolent in submitting his nomination form and could not benefit from his wrongdoing.

He declared that Okorie submitted his nomination form on October 4, 2021 – days after the October 1, 2021 deadline stipulated in the guidelines on the conduct of congresses.

Justice Mohammed stressed that Okorie could, therefore, not have been validly nominated and was not qualified to contest in the election held on October 16, 2021.



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