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2023: Finally, Senate President Lawan Accepts Fate Of Not Contesting For Reelection Into National Assembly

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The Senate President Ahmed Lawan has accepted his fate of not contesting for re-election as senator representing Yobe North Senatorial District for the 2023 National Assembly elections.

The follows the aftermath of the Federal high court ruling in
Damaturu which declared the Yobe North Senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in favour of Bashir Machina.

Machina won the validly conducted primary while Lawan contested for the party’s Presidential ticket and after failing to secure the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), he resorted to fights to secure Yobe North Senatorial District ticket.

In a statement Thursday, he conceded to Bashir Machina and said  “I have decided not to appeal against the judgement. I accept the judgement.”

The full text of the statement reads:

“Yesterday, Wednesday, 28th September, 2022, the Federal High Court in Damaturu delivered judgement on the rightful candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District for the 2023 National Assembly elections.

The said judgement disqualifies my candidature and therefore my participation in the elections.

After due consultations with my political associates, supporters and well-wishers, I have decided not to appeal against the judgement. I accept the judgement.

At this juncture, I deem it appropriate to thank His Excellency, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam for the leadership role in the APC political family in Yobe State. I also thank His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni for the support and brotherhood.

To my constituents, I thank you all for your unflinching support, loyalty and unreserved commitment to the course of building our people and Yobe North Senatorial District and indeed Yobe State.

I want to assure you that I will continue to serve you in my personal and any other capacity at all times.

We journeyed together for a long time, and this journey will remain a life long journey. It has been a wonderful relationship and it can only get stronger. I am indebted to you all.”

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