Supreme Court rules on Yobe North senatorial candidature Feb 6


The suit filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC at the Supreme Court to determine the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the senatorial poll for Yobe North District has been slated for judgement on February 6.

This was announced by Justice Centus Chima Nweze, who presided over a five-man panel of Justices following arguments from counsel for the APC and Bashir Sheriff Machina.

The ruling party had filed the appeal to challenge the judgement of the Federal High Court and Court of Appeal which upheld Machina as the rightful senatorial candidate of the party.

APC in the arguments presented by its counsel, Cromwell Peters, prayed the court to declare the primary election that produced Machina unlawful.

Peters argued that the June 6 primary election of the party which produced the Senate’s President, Ahmad Lawan, should be treated as the genuine one.

Sarafa Yusuff, counsel to Machina, however asked the Court to dismiss the APC’s appeal for being frivolous and baseless.

Yusuff urged the Court to affirm Bashir Sheriff Machina as the authentic Senatorial candidate of APC for Yobe North Senatorial District


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