The APC leadership decision to replace the name of the winner of the Yobe North Senatorial District primary Bashir Machina with the name of the President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan who did not participate in the party’s primary has continued to generate a lot of issues.
In the light of this, Bashir Sherrif Machina has kicked against the removal of his name on the list that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
It was gathered that on the list that the ruling party submitted to INEC, the name of Senate President Ahmad Lawan was listed as candidate of Yobe North Senatorial District in the 2023 elections.
Addressing a press conference on Friday, Machina, who was declared winner of the primary conducted in Yobe North, said he remains the candidate of the APC in the senatorial district.
Machina 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 if it was deliberately done, we are actually seeking redress from the National Working Committee of our party under the leadership of Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
Machina emergence as the flag-bearer of the APC in the Yobe North Senatorial District primary will end Lawan’s 23-year National Assembly journey.