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INEC: Machina Reveals Plan As APC Replaces Him With Ahmad Lawan



INEC: Machina Reveals Plan As APC Replaces Him With Ahmad Lawan

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yobe North senatorial district, Bashir Sheriff Machina has vowed to reclaim his ticket.

Naija News reported earlier that the ruling APC had uploaded the name of Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) despite him not participating in the senatorial primary election.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Bashir Machina vowed not to accept such move from his party.

While maintaining that he has not stepped down for anyone, Machina said he would explore all options in reclaiming his ticket

He said, “I remain the candidate of the APC Yobe North senatorial zone as duly elected. I did not withdraw for anybody and I will not withdraw because as a matter of fact it is a mandate given to me by members of our great party, the delegates. So surreptitiously removing my name, I consider (it) as very undemocratic, illegal and of course inhuman.

“I will take measures by first appealing to my party that if this action was truly done, it should be corrected, possibly if it was erroneously done. And it was deliberately done, we are actually seeking redress from the National Working Committee of our party under the leadership of Senator Abdullahi Adamu. I remain the candidate.

“I remain the candidate and it remains so. I hope our leadership will take the necessary measures. We will work hard to exploit and explore all the necessary channels as provided by our guideline. In the event of the contrary, as Nigerian citizens and as law abiding citizens, the constitution of our country being the overall law above every aspect of our lives as Nigerians, I would have no choice but to resort to court (legal) action.”