The senate President Ahmad Lawan has lost the senatorial ticket as the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Yobe North Senatorial District.
Bashir Sheriff Machina was declared as the authentic APC candidate for the district by the appeal court.
The appellate court upheld a judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe State which also upheld Machina’s victory at the primary election.
Delivering judgment on the appeal filed by the President of the Senate, a three-member panel of the appellate court led by justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, held that Mr Lawan did not participate in the legally recognised primary election of the APC to select its candidate in the election held on 28th May 2022.
It also said that the primary election conducted by the party on 9th June is invalid as it was in breach of the constitution.
The court which also held that the appeal is unmeritorious as it fails in its entirety, also asked APC to pay the sum of N1 million to the 1st respondent (Bashir Sheriff) as cost.