Retired major, Hamza Al Mustapha has been sacked as the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance.
According to The Nation, the former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, Sani Abacha was on Saturday removed by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
The court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to remove names of all AA candidates, including the presidential candidate, Al-Mustapha (rtd), submitted to it by the Kenneth Udeze led faction of the party.
The ruling, which was made accessible to journalists in Kaduna on Saturday, however, mandated that the electoral body show the list of candidates provided to it by the party’s leadership, led by Adekunle Rufai Omoaje.
The court, presided over by Justice Z.B Abubakar, also ruled that the electoral body erred by failing to recognize the list of candidates submitted by Omoaje’s faction.
Omoaje had petitioned the court on behalf of himself and the Action Alliance to seek redress for the non-recognition of the candidates he had submitted to INEC on behalf of the party.