2023 Lawan loses out as court declares Machina as APC candidate

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has lost his bid to return to the parliament in 2023 after a failed presidential chase.

The Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on Wednesday, declared Bashir Machina as the duly-elected candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Yobe North Senatorial District.

Justice Fadimatu Murtala ruled that Machina is the candidate of the APC.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared the slot vacant until the court give its verdict on the matter.

Lawan did not participate in the APC primaries for the senatorial election held on June 9, 2022, but the party leadership presented him as the candidate after he failed to clinch the presidential ticket of the ruling party.

Machina had protested the decision and approached the court for justice.

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