By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has lost an appeal challenging the candidacy of Bashir machina.
On Monday, November 28, 2022, the Court of Appeal sitting at Abuja affirmed the decision of the Federal High Court sitting at Damaturu in Yobe State.
The court held that Bashir machina is the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Yobe North Senatorial District and not Ahmad Lawan.
Honourable Justice Monica Dongban-Mansen, who presided over a three-member panel, gave the judgement in an appeal brought to the court by Ahmad Lawan.
Lawan had appealed the decision of the Federal High Court Damaturu. In the appeal, he requested that the appellate court should declare him the legitimate flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress for the upcoming senatorial election.
The Court dismissed the appeal for lack of merit.