The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ignored the candidacy of Senate President Ahmad Lawan in the Yobe North senatorial primary. Instead, the commission has certified Bashir Machina as the true candidate for the APC senatorial primary in the northern state, PM News reports. A certified true copy of INEC’s report from the election revealed Machina scored 289 votes out of 300 delegates.
The report substantiates Machina’s earlier public claim that he won the primary to emerge as the candidate ahead of the 2023 general elections. The said document, certified by INEC on June 23, 2022, recognised the candidacy of Machina and was totally silent about Senator Lawan’s name.