Bashir Sherrif Machina, winner of Yobe North Senatorial District has kicked against the removal of his name on the list that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In the list that the ruling party submitted to INEC, the name of Senate President Ahmad Lawan was listed as candidate of Yobe North Senatorial District in the 2023 elections.
Ahmed Lawan’s name was shared by the INEC on Friday evening an hour after the Commission’s portal shutdown automatically.
In a picture shared on Facebook handle, the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Tabiowo Ezrel, posted Lawan’s name alongside two others as candidates for the senatorial zones in the state.
Lawan’s name was uploaded on INEC’s server by the ruling party alongside other senatorial candidates across the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory.
However, addressing a press conference on Friday, Machina, who was declared winner of the primary conducted in Yobe North said he remains the candidate of the APC in the senatorial district.
Lawan had contested the APC presidential ticket, and hours before the primary commenced, he was announced by Abdullahi Adamu, APC national chairman, as the consensus candidate of the party.
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