Court Declares Machina As APC Candidate For Yobe North


A federal high court in Damaturu has ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise Bashir Machina as the senatorial candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District.

For months, Machina and Senate President Ahmad Lawan who is representing Yobe North in the upper chamber have been at loggerheads over the ticket won by the former at the primaries held on May 28 and June 9, 2022.

While the case was in the court both the names of Machina and Lawan were missed out in the Independent National Electoral Commission’s final list of Presidential and National Assembly candidates of the 18 registered political parties published last week.

Ruling on the matter earlier, Justice Fadima Aminu, nullified the parallel primary election that produced the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan as the candidate.

The judge also ordered the APC to forward the name of Machina to INEC as the authentic winner of the primary held in May.


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