JUST IN: SUPREME COURT DECLARES SENATE PRESIDENT LAWAN AS THE AUTHENTIC YOBE NORTH SENATORIAL CANDIDATE
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on February 6, 2023
The Supreme court has set aside the decision of court of Appeal which affirms Machina as APC candidate for Yobe North senatorial poll.
The court made the declaration in a three-against-two split judgement of its five-member panel. The panel was led by Centus Nweze.
The majority judgement held that the decisions of the Federal High Court in Yobe and the Court of Appeal in Abuja “were perverse and must be set aside.”
APC had asked the Court of Appeal to declare Ahmad Lawan, Nigeria’s Senate President, as its Yobe North senatorial candidate over Bashir Machina who contested and won the primary election.
The Supreme Court’s Judgement declares Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the authentic candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for Yobe North Senatorial District for the 25 February general election.