Despite Senate President, Ahmad Lawan decision not to challenge Wednesday’s Federal High Court ruling recognising Bashir Machina as the All Progressives Congress candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District in the 2023 election, the state chapter of the ruling party said the judgement was not acceptable to it.
Yobe State party Chairman Alh. Mohammed Gadaka said the Party will appeal Wednesday’s Federal High Court ruling.
A statement by Gadaka in Abuja on Friday said the President of the Senate 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.
“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 must 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,” the party insisted.
Justice Fadima Murtala Aminu of the Federal High Court, Damaturu, Yobe State had on Wednesday declared Machina as the candidate of the APC for Yobe North Senatorial District. Reacting to the court judgment in a statement on Thursday, Senate President said he would not be appealing the decision and has accepted Machina as the rightful candidate. “After due consultations with my political associates, supporters and well-wishers, I have decided not to appeal against the judgement. I accept the judgement,’ he said.