Senate President, Ahmad Lawan on Thursday said that he would not appeal the judgment delivered on Wednesday by a Federal High Court in Damaturu, Yobe State, which affirmed Bashir Machina as the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yobe North Senatorial District in respect of the 2023 election.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that the court ruled that Lawan did not participate in the legally-recognised primary election of the APC to select its candidate in the election held on 28 May.
Lawan said in a statement he personally signed that he has accepted the judgment.
“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,” his statement reads.