Thursday September 29, 2022
Nigeria Senate President, Ahmad Lawan after many months of fighting political survival in Yobe state has agreed to allow the judgement of the court take it’s course.
Lawan on Thursday said he would not appeal the judgment delivered on Wednesday by the Federal High Court, Damaturu, in Yobe State which nullified his Senatorial candidature.
Lawan said, “Yesterday, Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the Federal High Court in Damaturu delivered judgment 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.”
Lawan thanked his governor and his constituency member for their support. He added, “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. Alhamdulillah,” he added.
Justice Fadima Aminu at a Damaturu Federal High Court on Wednesday ordered the APC to forward the name of Machina to INEC as the authentic winner of the primary, which was held on the 28/05/2022.
Aminu described the primary election where Lawan emerged as the candidate as “phantom.”
The continuity of Lawan’s 23 years sojourn as a lawmaker was laid to rest after over four months battle over the controversial ticket of the All Progressive Congress ticket.