Professor Greg Ibe, has been sacked as All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in Abia by a federal high court in Abuja.
The court which nullified the primary election held on May 29 in Abia, also ordered for fresh election.
Ibe had polled 283 votes to defeat other contestants, including his closest rival, Etigwe Uwa, who scored 148 votes.
Chikwe Udensi, another governorship aspirant, scored 36 votes.
Aggrieved, Udensi approached the court to challenge the outcome of the primary.
He prayed the court to declare him the winner of the APGA gubernatorial primary election, or alternatively, order the conduct of a fresh election.
In a judgment issued on Thursday, Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, ordered that a fresh primary election should be conducted within 14 days.
Nyako held that from the evidence and testimonies of witnesses, the governorship primary was flawed and marred by irregularities.
She consequently nullified the election and ordered the party to conduct another exercise.