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Lawan: Again, Machina Debunks Withdrawal From Senatorial Race

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The Yobe state Senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Bashir Machina, has distanced himself from notice of withdrawal from the race which has since gone viral.

A copy of the notice obtained by our correspondent showed a letter allegedly written by Machina addressed to the party’s National Chairman stating his withdrawal from the Yobe North senatorial race.

The letter read in part, “I write to notify you of my resignation from the All Progressive Congress and my withdrawal from the Yobe North senatorial race.

“The decision was taken due to personal reasons relating to misunderstandings between I and the leadership of the APC in Yobe state. It’s my hope to reconcile issues in closed-door but unfortunately, I wasn’t opportune to make it.”

Machina, however, In a statement on Sunday, said the letter was false and nothing on the content of the letter was true.

He said, “It is brought to my notice that some unscrupulous elements have forged my withdrawal letter out of mischief and blackmail.

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“I want to state unequivocally that the purported letter was forged. I did not at any time withdraw nor resign from my party.”

He added, “I was shocked when I discovered that some persons concocted plans to mislead the public, particularly my supporters into believing that I have withdrawn.

“The discrepancies between the two dates especially between the date of writing the purported letter and the date it was receipt exposed the authors’ inadequacies and lack of sufficient administrative knowledge.”

He added that he suspected that the letter might be another fake news and the handwork of enemies of peace, yet the APC’s National secretariat must speak up on it since it is carrying the official stamp of the secretariat.

“For the avoidance of doubt, I have not resigned nor withdrawn my candidature, I am in APC and have no intention to move to any party. I will (insha Allah) pursue my senatorial ambition on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.

“I have already instructed my lawyers to review the fake letter and take necessary legal actions against the culprit(s),” Machina said.


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