The Court of Appeal sitting in Kano has sacked Mohammed Abacha as the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the state.
The court on Friday set aside the judgment of a High Court that recognised Abacha as the PDP standard bearer in the state.
The court also ordered that Sadiq Wali, who was earlier recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, remained the valid governorship candidate.
Delivering the unanimous judgement, Justice Usman Musale-led three-man panel held that Abacha had no locus standi to challenge the primary election that produced Wali since he never participated in the poll.
A Federal High Court sitting in Kano had in December last year, affirmed Mohammad Sani Abacha as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kano State.
The court, presided by Justice AM Liman delivered the judgment virtually nullifying the primary election that produced Sadik Aminu Wali as Kano PDP governorship candidate and ordered the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to expunge his name for Muhammad Sani Abacha.
The court granted all the prayers of Mohammed Sani Abacha, who is the plaintiff in the suit, while INEC is the first defendant.
Sadik Aminu Wali is the second defendant, while PDP is third and Wada Sagagi is the fourth defendant.
Mohammed Abacha is the eldest surviving son of former military ruler, the late general Sani Abacha, and his wife Maryam Abacha.
Mohammed Sani Abacha made his first attempt at the governorship of Kano State in 2011 when he sought the ticket of the now-defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC). He lost out to a former military administrator of Kaduna State, Lawal Jaafaru Isa, who eventually lost the main election to Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Kwankwaso is currently the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP).