Thursday, December 8, 2022

Lawan Fails As INEC Confirms Machina As Winner Of The APC Yobe North Senatorial Ticket

Bashir Machina has been confirmed as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yobe north senatorial district.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) confirmed that Machina had won unopposed at a primary organised by the party in May.

However, there were speculations that he was being asked to step down for Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who currently represents the district.

But Machina had insisted that he would not withdraw for Lawan — the senate president had contested the APC presidential ticket but lost.

Amid the controversy, the APC submitted Lawan’s name to INEC as its senatorial candidate for Yobe north, and Abdullahi Adamu, APC national chairman, had said the senate president contested a senatorial primary organised by the party.

Adamu had also warned Machina over his comments on the party’s senatorial ticket for the district.

However, on Friday, an INEC report surfaced online, in which Machina was confirmed as having won the APC senatorial primary for Yobe north after he polled 289 votes unopposed.

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