Court denies Lawan, declares Machina’s APC senatorial candidate

Court denies Lawan, declares Machina’s APC senatorial candidate

The Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu has ordered the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognize Bashir Machina as Yobe North senatorial candidate of the party.

The presiding judge, Justice Fatima Murtala Aminu, nullified the parallel primary election that produced the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on June 9, 2022.

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

The judgment came weeks after Machina distanced himself from notice of withdrawal from the race which has since gone viral.

CR/VO/PUNCH

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