29th September, 2022
Ahmad Lawan said he will not appeal the judgment of the court that confirmed Bashir Machina as the authentic candidate of the APC with respect to the forthcoming Yobe North senatorial district election.
Lawan made the admission on Thursday, saying he had accepted the judgment of the court which disqualified his candidature and participation in the election.
Lawan said, “Yesterday, 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.
“The said judgment disqualifies my candidature and therefore my participation in the elections.
“After due consultations with my political associates, supporters, and well-wishers, I have decided not to appeal against the judgment. I accept the judgement.”
Lawan further appreciated his governor and his constituency member for their support.
He added, “I deem it appropriate to thank His Excellency, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam for the leadership role in the APC political family in Yobe State. I also thank His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni for the support and brotherhood.
“To my constituents, I thank you all for your unflinching support, loyalty and unreserved commitment to the course of building our people and Yobe North Senatorial District and indeed Yobe State.
“I want to assure you that I will continue to serve you in my personal and any other capacity at all times.”
“We journeyed together for a long time, and this journey will remain a lifelong journey. It has been a wonderful relationship and it can only get stronger. I am indebted to you all. Alhamdulillah.”
Justice Fadima Aminu at a Damaturu Federal High Court on Wednesday ordered the All Progressives Congress to forward the name of Machina to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the authentic winner of the primary, which was held on the 28/05/2022.
Aminu described the primary election where Lawan emerged as the candidate as “phantom.”
The continuity of Lawan’s 23 years sojourn as a lawmaker was laid to rest after over four months of battle over the controversial ticket of the All Progressive Congress ticket.