The Yobe State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will appeal the court verdict affirming Bashir Machina as the party’s candidate for Yobe north senatorial district..
The decision comes a day after Ahmad Lawan, senate president accepted the court verdict, noting that he would not go on appeal.
Recall that on Wednesday, a federal high court in Damaturu, Yobe State capital, directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Machina as the APC candidate for the senatorial district.
Machina had approached the court seeking an order to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to publish his name as the winner of the May 28 APC senatorial primary election for Yobe North.
Justice Fadima Murtala Aminu ordered the APC to forward the name of Machina to INEC as the authentic winner of the primary election.
The judge dismissed the primary election where the Senate President emerged as the senatorial candidate as “phantom.”
Lawan who had participated in the presidential primary of the APC and lost to Tinubu, went for the ticket of his senatorial district, a move which created controversy between him and Machina who asserted that he duely participated in the primaries and won the ticket.