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JUST IN: APC complies with court order, asks INEC to recognise Machina as Yobe North senatorial candidate

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The All Progressives Congress, APC, has written the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, asking the electoral umpire to recognise Bashir Machina as the APC authentic candidate of Yobe North senatorial election as directed by a Federal High Court in Damaturu.

On September 28, the Federal High Court presided by Justice Fadima Aminu directed INEC to accept and publish Mr Machina’s name as the duly and validly elected Yobe North senatorial candidate for APC, thereby upholding the May 28 primary election of the party that produced him.

But hours after Mr Machina’s opponent, the president of the senate Ahmad Lawan, accepted the judgement of the court in good faith, the APC chairman in Yobe State, Mohammed Gadaka, said the party would appeal the judgement.

But in a letter dated October 12 and signed by the party’s national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu and the secretary, Iyiola Omisore, the party directed INEC to publish the name of Mr Machina in its portal in line with the court order.

The letter, referenced APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/022/128, reads: “We write to notify the Commission of the attached Judgment dated 28th September 2022 and Order dated 5th October 2022 from the Federal High Court, Damaturu Judicial Division, directing the Commission to accept and recognize BASHIR SHERIFF as the Party’s candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District, Yobe State and to publish same accordingly.

“Above is for your information and necessary action, please.”

 

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