Lawan loses as court declares Machina valid candidate

Court describes the primary that produced Ahmed Lawan as 'phantom'

Olalekan Awojodu with Agency report

The Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu Wednesday ordered the All
Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) to recognize Bashir Machina as the candidate for
Yobe North senatorial candidate.

Justice Fadima Murtala Aminu who handed down the verdict also ordered
the APC to forward the name of Machina to INEC as the authentic winner
of the primary, which was held on the 28/05/2022.

The judge described as “phantom” the primary election where current
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan emerged as the candidate.

Details soon…

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