Bashir Machina, a Yobe North Senatorial candidate, has stated that Senate President Ahmad Lawan did not participate in the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial primary election.
Naija News reports that there have been moves by Lawan and the APC leadership to transfer the senatorial ticket secured by Machina to the Senate President.
This is following Lawan’s lost of the APC’s presidential ticket to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the party’s primary.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, Machina claimed that Lawan never planned to return to the upper legislative chambers.
While insisting that he won’t give his ticket to Lawan, he said the Yobe senator would not have contested for the presidency if he wanted to be in the Senate.
Machina said, “No, I won’t step down because Ahmad Lawan did not contest for the Senate. Of course, it is a known fact that Ahmad Lawan contested for president and lost. And when I contested for Senate, Lawan did not participate (in the primary) or did not contest (for Senate). So, I don’t think that may be in any way an issue.”
He also warned the APC against carrying out what he described as undemocratic tendencies which the APC was formed to put an end to.