Nigeria, Feb. 2 -- The Federal High Court Maiduguri Division has sacked Mohammed Kumalia, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Borno Central Senatorial District.

Jibrin Tatabe won the PDP primary election for Borno Central District held in Maiduguri last May. He defeated Bukar Kachalla a former speaker of the State House of Assembly but was substituted by the party with Mr Kumaila.

Mr Kumaila did not participate in the primary election.

The judge, Jude Dagat, on Wednesday ruled that the PDP lacks the power to nominate, sponsor or forward to the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) the name of Mr Kumalia who did not emerge through a validly conducted party primary as enshrined in the electoral act and t...