Machina vs Lawan: Supreme Court Finally Decides Who Gets APC Senatorial Ticket for Yobe North
- Nigeria's highest judicial body, the Supreme Court on Monday, February 6, ruled in favour of Senate President Ahmad Lawan in the case involving himself and Bashir Machina
- The duo has been in a thug of war on who is the rightful APC senatorial candidate for Yobe North
- The apex court on Monday declared Lawan as the winner of the APC primary election and established that Machina's suit against him was without oral evidence
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The Supreme Court has affirmed Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s candidate for the Yobe North senatorial district.
Delivering its verdict on Monday, February 6, the apex court allowed the appeal filed by the APC against Bashir Machina’s candidature, The Cable reported.
The ruling was read by Justice Centus Nweze who criticised Machina’s strategy in the lead judgment for bringing the lawsuit to the Federal High Court Damaturu division without providing oral evidence to support the allegations of fraud.
2023 elections: Lawan faces big threat as Machina reveals next move after legal victory
After weeks of court proceedings, the APC senatorial candidate for Yobe North, Bashir Machina has described his recent victory at the Court of Appeal in Abuja as divine.
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Machina, who disclosed this in Nguru, Yobe state, at a reception and thank-you rally organised by his supporters, explained that anyone fighting for the rights of his people must face challenges.
The recent court battle
The May 28, 2022 APC primary for Yobe North had in the last few months witnessed controversies leading to the filing of suits between Machina and Lawan.
Lawan in big mess as kinsmen say Senate president is speaking with double mouth
Meanwhile, Lawan had been accused of speaking out of both sides of his mouth following the legal tussle over the Yobe North senatorial ticket of the APC.
The APC campaign organization for the senatorial candidate, Bashir Machina, accused Lawan of speaking with a double mouth on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
Lawan had publicly ruled out a plan to appeal the decision of the federal high court in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, which declared Machina as the winner of the APC Yobe north senatorial primary winner.