Court sacks Senate President, Ahmad Lawan


Hopes of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan to return to the Senate after the 2023 elections may have been dashed, as a court on Wednesday declared that he is not the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yobe North.

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After upholding the party’s May 28, 2022 primary election, a Federal High Court in Damaturu directed the APC to submit Bashir Shariff Machina’s name as the legitimate candidate for the Yobe North Senatorial District.

In a decision issued in Damaturu on Wednesday, Justice Fadimatu Murtala also ruled that the parallel primary election held on June 9, 2022, which produced Lawan as winner, was invalid

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