The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said he would not appeal the judgment delivered on Wednesday by the Federal High Court in Damaturu, Yobe State concerning the forthcoming Yobe North senatorial district election.
Lawan said in a statement he signed and was released on Thursday that he has accepted the judgment of the court which nullified his candidature.
Lawan said, “On 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.
“They said the judgement had disqualified my candidature and therefore, my participation in the 2023 general elections.
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“After due consultations with my political associates, supporters and well-wishers, I have decided not to appeal against the judgment. I accept the judgment.”
Justice Fadima Aminu of Federal High Court, Damaturu, on Wednesday ordered the APC to forward the name of Bashir Machina to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the authentic winner of the primary which was held on May 28, 2022.
Aminu described the primary election where Lawan emerged as the candidate as ‘phantom.’