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Yobe North: I Won’t Appeal Judgement – Senate President Ahmed Lawan

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Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has accepted his fate, saying he will not appeal the judgement delivered on Wednesday by the Federal High Court, Damaturu, in Yobe State, with respect to the forthcoming Yobe North senatorial district election.

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Senate President, Ahmed Lawan Reacts To Yobe High Court Judgement

Lawan stated this in a statement issued on Thursday, September 29th.

According to him, he has accepted the judgment of the court which disqualified his candidature and participation in the 2023 general election.

Lawan said, “Yesterday, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the Federal High Court in Damaturu delivered judgment on the rightful candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District for the 2023 National Assembly elections.

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“The said judgement disqualifies my candidature and therefore my participation in the elections.

“After due consultations with my political associates, supporters and well-wishers, I have decided not to appeal against the judgement. I accept the judgement.”

The senate president further appreciated his governor and his constituency member for their support.

He added, “I deem it appropriate to thank His Excellency, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam for the leadership role in the APC political family in Yobe State. I also thank His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni for the support and brotherhood.

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“To my constituents, I thank you all for your unflinching support, loyalty and unreserved commitment to the course of building our people and Yobe North Senatorial District and indeed Yobe State.

“I want to assure you that I will continue to serve you in my personal and any other capacity at all times.”

“We journeyed together for a long time, and this journey will remain a life long journey. It has been a wonderful relationship and it can only get stronger. I am indebted to you all. Alhamdulillah,” he added.

Recall that Kanyi Daily had reported that Justice Fadima Aminu at a Damaturu Federal High Court on Wednesday declared Bashir Machina as the rightfully elected candidate of the senatorial district.

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The judge also ordered the All Progressives Congress (APC) to forward the name of Machina to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the authentic winner of the primary, which was held on the 28/05/2022.

Aminu described the primary election where Lawan emerged as the candidate as “phantom.”

For about four months, Machina and Lawan, who is representing Yobe North in the Red Chamber have been at loggerheads over the ticket won by the former at the primary held on June 9, 2022.

Lawan had contested the presidential primary of the APC at about the same time as the senatorial primary won by Machina.

He however, lost the ticket to Bola Tinubu, a development that forced him to jostle for the senatorial ticket but Machina insisted that he won’t step down.

Lawan has been in the National Assembly as a federal lawmaker for 23 unbroken years.

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