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Court orders fresh primary for Enugu Labour Party Guber

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered a fresh primary for Enugu Labour Party governorship election.

It consequently nullified the nomination of the candidate of the party for the 2023 Governorship election, Mr. Chijioke Edeoga.

Delivering judgment on the matter instituted by Captain Everest Nnaji over his unlawful exclusion from the primary election of August 4, 2022, Justice Nkonye Evelyn Maha, on Wednesday, ruled in favour of another primary election within 14 days.

Justice Maha said that the Labour Party failed to provide evidence of notice of the August 4 primary election which would have made all the Governorship aspirants of the party participate in the election.

Nnaji had gone to court to challenge the conduct of the gubernatorial primary election in Enugu state that excluded him.

Irked that the party played a fast one on him through unlawful exclusion from the primary election, Evarest Nnaji, popularly referred to as Odengene, approached the Abuja court to determine if his exclusion was lawful or not.

Nnaji sued the Labour Party and the INEC, asking among other things to recognise him as the authentic governorship candidate of the LP in Enugu state for the 2023 election or a repeat of the primary election that will include the three aspirants that were already issued with INEC nomination forms before the one-man primary election that produced Edeoga.

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