The Labour Party has rejected a judgement annulling the election of its candidates in the 2023 general elections, saying it is inconsequential, laughable and holds no water.
The party in a statement on Friday signed by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, expressed concern with the haste with which Justice Yunusa of Kano High Court discharged its duties within only 48 hours.
Ifoh said the case was taken to the court by the suspended members of the party loyal to the former deputy National Chairman, Lamidi Apapa.
He added that the Labour Party which is mentioned as a respondent was not aware of any suit against in Kano State as the party was not served with any summons.
According to the party, the former National Legal Adviser, Samuel Akingbade Oyelekan, who acted as its representative in the case, has since ceased from being an officer of the party and his appearance for the party is not with any authorization from the leadership of the party’s National Working Committee.
“The judgement is not only inconsequential but also laughable and holds no water. The court lacks the jurisdiction to entertain election matters at a time when elections have since been concluded and winners emerged. The Kano Court is also not a tribunal which has the constitutional powers to entertain pre-election matters,” the party said.