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INEC confirms Machina Yobe APC Senatorial candidate

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri
25 June 2022   |   4:00 am
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed Bashir Sheriff Machina as the Yobe North senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed Bashir Sheriff Machina as the Yobe North senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 election.

According to the Commission, INEC has disassociated itself from the purported APC senatorial primary elections, which allegedly declared Ahmed Lawan as the candidate for the district.

The Yobe State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ahmed Makama, in a statement, yesterday in Damaturu, said, “The senatorial primaries for Yobe North district was held at the Government House, Gashua, in Bade Council of the state.”

Besides, he added that security agencies and electoral officers from the senatorial district assisted the Commission in conducting hitch-free primary elections.

He said Alhaji Danjuma Isa Munga conducted the election.

The senatorial primaries report, also indicated, Lawan Modu Sheriff led the planning committee conduct the election on May 28, 2022 to declare Machina, the senatorial candidate.

The Commission’s primary report has laid to rest, the issue of any purported primaries said to have produced Lawan as the candidate.

The law also provides that only election duly monitored by INEC is recognised.