APC insists Ahmad Lawan, not Machina remains candidate Yobe North Senatorial district
The ruling All progressive congress (APC) says Senate President Ahmad Lawan remains its candidate for the Yobe North Senatorial district in the 2023 poll.
APC’s position came against the backdrop of the decision by Lawan not to appeal the ruling by the Yobe federal high court which upheld the candidacy of Alhaji Bashir Machina as the party candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District in the 2023 poll.
But APC Chairman of the Yobe State chapter, Alh. Mohammed Gadaka in a statement disclosed that the Party will challenge the court decision.
“His Excellency Senator Ahmad Lawan, is the bonafide APC candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District election, as recognised by the Sen. Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC,” the party noted.
“We are aware of the Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the ruling of the Federal High Court in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, with respect to the forthcoming Yobe North Senatorial District election.
” However, we respectfully reject the decision of the President of the Senate, His Excellency Senator Ahmad Lawan, accepting the judgment of the court which disqualified his candidature and participation in the election.
“In exercise of our legal rights, the Yobe State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has decided to appeal the Federal High Court ruling in the interest of Yobe State, Nigeria and good governance.
” We have a duty to protect and sustain Senator Ahmed Lawan’s twenty-three years exemplary sojourn as a lawmaker and his impeccable record of leadership and patriotism – and commitment to making Nigeria work.”