The All Progressives Congress (APC) has written the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Bashir Machina as the Yobe North senatorial candidate following the ruling of a Federal High Court, Damaturu.
A Federal High Court in Damaturu, Yobe State, had ruled that Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, was not the candidate of the ruling party for Yobe North in the 2023 elections.
The court ruled that Machina is the authentic candidate of the party, having won the legally-recognised primary, supervised by INEC as Lawan didn’t participate in the election held on May 28.
Yesterday, in a letter signed by the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and the Secretary, Senator Iyiola Omisore, the party directed INEC to also publish the name of Machina on its portal in line with the court order.
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The letter read: “We write to notify the commission of the attached judgement dated September 28, 2022, and order dated October 5, 2022, from the Federal High Court, Damaturu Judicial Division, directing the commission to accept and recognise Machina as the party’s candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District, Yobe State, and publish same accordingly.”
Lawan has been in the National Assembly since 1999, beginning as a member of the House of Representatives for Bade/Jakusko Federal Constituency of Yobe State.