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I won’t appeal judgement that removed me as Yobe North senatorial candidate – Senate President Ahmad Lawan

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that he won’t be appealing the court judgement that recognized Bashir Machina as the All Progressives Congress senatorial candidate for Yobe North.


In a statement released on Thursday September 29, Lawan said he has accepted the judgment of the court which disqualified his candidature and participation in the election.


According to him, he reached the decision after due consultations with his political associates, supporters and well-wishers.


The statement read;


“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 judgement 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 judgement. I accept the judgement.

“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 life long journey. It has been a wonderful relationship and it can only get stronger. I am indebted to you all. Alhamdulillah.”