The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received a letter from the All Progressives Congress (APC) requesting that the electoral official recognize Bashir Sheriff Machina as the party’s nominee for the Yobe North senatorial constituency.
The APC’s action was in accordance with the Federal High Court’s Damaturu decision. The Machina election was upheld by the court, which was presided over by Justice Fadima Aminu, by ordering INEC to recognise and publish Machina’s name as the legitimately elected APC candidate for the zone.
Hours after Machina’s opponent Senate Ahmad Lawan accepted the judgement with the party’s leadership in the state saying it will appeal the judgement.
This was contained in a letter signed by the Party’s National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, and the Secretary, Sen. Iyiola Omisore, the APC directed INEC to also publish the name of Machina on its portal in line with the court order.
“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,” the letter, referenced APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/022/128, and dated October 10th, 2022, read.
“Above is for your information and necessary action, please.”