Court sacks LP gubernatorial candidate in Enugu, orders fresh primary


A Federal High Court in Abuja has removed Chijioke Edeoga as the governorship candidate of the Labour Party for Enugu State.

This follows a suit filed Evarest Nnaji challenging the May primary election that produced Chijioke as the party’s candidate.

Justice Evelyn Maha who dismissed the primary election ordered the party to conduct a fresh primary election within 14 days.

The duo were members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but defected earlier in the year to battle for the LP ticket for the forthcoming governorship elections.