Yobe North: INEC rescinds Lawan decision, reaffirms Machina as APC candidate

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reaffirmed its stand on the report of the monitoring team for APC Yobe North primary election which produced Bashir Machina.

INEC stated this in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in Abuja on Thursday.

Recall that Machina won the election in which Senate President Ahmed Lawan was expected to emerge winner by the party.

“The attention of INEC has been drawn to a counter affidavit filed in the Federal High Court, Damaturu Judicial Division relating to the primary election.

“Notwithstanding the matter in court and without prejudice to the consideration or likely outcome of the case in court, the commission reiterates its earlier position that it stands by the report of its monitoring team.

“It was on the basis of that report that the commission did not publish the name and personal particulars of any candidate for the Yobe North Senatorial District,” he said.

The post Yobe North: INEC rescinds Lawan decision, reaffirms Machina as APC candidate appeared first on NEWS PICKS — WITHIN NIGERIA.

Source

Share

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.