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Yobe North Senatorial Ticket: Lawan Backtracks, Seeks Supreme Court Intervention

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 31st Jan, 2023 - tori.ng

From the appeal, Lawan is seeking the leave of the apex court to set aside decisions of the trial and appellate courts and declare him the winner.

Ahmed Lawan

Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the Nigerian Senate President, appears to have backtracked on his earlier promise not to appeal judgement on the Yobe North Senatorial ticket which he lost to Bachir Machina, Daily Post reports.

The primary election of Yobe North Senatorial district was conducted on 28th May 2022 at a time, Lawan contested for the 2023 presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, which he lost to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

On Monday, Court documents, FHC/DM/CS/11/2022, sighted by DAILY POST correspondent indicated that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is challenging the decisions of the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal that affirmed the candidature of Machina.

From the appeal, Lawan is seeking the leave of the apex court to set aside decisions of the trial and appellate courts and declare him the winner.

The hearing has been slated for February 1 by the Supreme Court.



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