APC Yobe North: Supreme Court Fixes Fresh Date to Decide Lawan, Machina’s Fate

APC Yobe North: Supreme Court Fixes Fresh Date to Decide Lawan, Machina’s Fate

  • The court is set to decide Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Bashir Sherrif Machina's fate on Monday, February 6th, 2023
  • This is as the Supreme Court on Wednesday, fixed the new date to determine an appeal filed by APC to challenge the judgement that disqualified Lawan, from contesting in the forthcoming poll
  • Meanwhile, a five-man panel of Justices of the apex court led by Justice Chima Nweze adjourned the appeal for judgement, after all the parties adopted their final briefs of argument

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On Wednesday, February 1st, The Supreme Court of Nigeria, fixed Monday, February 6th, for judgment in an appeal in respect of the Yobe North All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial District.

According to a report by Daily Independent, the apex court slated the date after various counsel in the appeal had adopted their briefs of argument as their final submissions.

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Supreme Court set to decide Lawan, Machina's fate on February 6th. Photo credit: Ahmed Lawan, Bashir Sheriff Machina
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The court adjourned the case, allow appeal

Counsel to the APC (appellant), Crownwell Peters urged the 5-man panel led by Justice Centus Nweze to allow the appeal, The Nigerian Tribune report added.

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Ibrahim Bawa, counsel for the 1st respondent (Bashir Machina), asked the court to dismiss the appeal for lacking merit.

Lawan had on November 28, 2022, lost his re-election bid, following the judgement of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which affirmed Bashir Sheriff Machina as the authentic candidate of the APC for the senatorial election.

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He made this submission in Abuja on Tuesday, January 31 while hosting the European Union (EU) delegation led by Thomas Boserup, the deputy chief observer.

Lawan revealed that the National Assembly has proved pivotal to the preparation for the 2023 polls, as well as the introduction of the new Electoral Act of 2022 as amended.

Why presidential candidates pay more attention to north than south during campaigns

The race for the 2023 election is some weeks away and presidential candidates are already paying attention to the largest voting bloc in Nigeria's political space.

The leading presidential candidates are Bola Tinubu of the APC, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, Labour Party's Peter Obi and NNPP's Rabiu Kwankwaso.

This is due to the fact their footsoldiers have been ramping up the northern region as it leads in the number of Nigerian voters in the 2023 election.

According to statistics released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), out of the 93 million registered voters expected to vote in the 2023 election, 49 million of them are from the Arewa nation.

Source: Legit.ng

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