The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has accepted his disqualification from participating in the forthcoming Yobe North Senatorial election.
Premium Politics on Wednesday reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu ordered the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission to recognise Bashir Machina as the party’s candidate for Yobe North senatorial seat.
Reacting to the development, the leader of the Red Chamber stated that he has no plans to appeal the judgment.
According to The PUNCH, he said, “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.”
Lawan further appreciated his governor and his constituency member for their support. He added, “I deem it appropriate to thank His Excellency, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam for the leadership role in the APC political family in Yobe State. I also thank His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni for the support and brotherhood.
“To my constituents, I thank you all for your unflinching support, loyalty and unreserved commitment to the course of building our people and Yobe North Senatorial District and indeed Yobe State.
“I want to assure you that I will continue to serve you in my personal and any other capacity at all times.”
“We journeyed together for a long time, and this journey will remain a life long journey. It has been a wonderful relationship and it can only get stronger. I am indebted to you all. Alhamdulillah,” he added.