Mr. Ademola said the claim by the plaintiffs that they were the rightfully nominated candidates of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could not stand in the face of the law.
Mr. Ademola said this was because the plaintiffs emerged through an illegal nomination process, having been nominated unlawfully by the state executive of the PDP.
He held that the power to conduct primary election, nominate candidates and submit names of candidates to INEC was vested on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of a party. Mr. Ademola said that the plaintiffs, having emerged from a primary election conducted by the state executive of the PDP, submitted themselves to an act of illegality.
As such, he added that they could not at this point seek legal backing for such a nomination.