Sen Ahmed Lawan, president of the senate has won his case at the Supreme Court and is the authentic senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC for Yobe North Senatorial District in the 2023 elections.
The Supreme Court has delivered the judgment on the struggle for the Yobe North Senatorial District between Sen Ahmed Lawan and Bashir Sherif Machina, today.
The Apex Court had last Wednesday fixed today, February 6, for final judgment in the long-drawn legal battle.
A retinue of political sympathisers and followers, as well as the All Progressives Congress, APC, officials in support of the Senate President have stormed the court for the judgment moment.
It was a celebration galore for Sen Lawan and his supporters at the court premises
There were hundreds of politicians, many security operatives have been drafted to the court to maintain law and order before and after the landmark verdict.
Ahmad Lawan has been in the Senate since 1999 when the democratic dispensation came on board. He is battling for the Yobe North senatorial ticket with Bashir Sheriff Machina.
Machina, said to be a former member of the House of Representatives, had defeated the Senate President at the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal.
At the time of filing this report, a 5- man panel of Justices of the Court to be led by Justice Centus Chima Nweze, is expected to deliver the verdict.
APC, which is backing the Senate President to emerge as its senatorial candidate, filed the appeal against the judgments of the Federal High Court and Court of Appeal, which held Bashir Sheriff Machina as the party’s candidate.
The APC is being represented in the fierce legal battle by Sepiribo Cromwell Peters, while Sarafa Yusuff is standing for Machina