The title of the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, was conspicuously lacking after the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) revealed the ultimate record of candidates for the 2023 Senatorial and Home of Representatives elections on Tuesday.
The electoral physique maintained that it did not publish the title of any All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate within the part for Yobe North Senatorial aspirants as a result of controversy that trailed the senatorial ticket after the APC submitted Lawans title to INEC as a substitute of Bashir Machina who gained the first election monitored by the fee.
In the meantime, the names of former minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi who had comparable points have been revealed.
The electoral umpire, nonetheless, indicated that it revealed Akpabio and Umahis names in compliance with the totally different courtroom orders directing it to acknowledge them because the respective APC senatorial candidates for Akwa Ibom North West and Ebonyi South.
Naija Newsrecalls bother began afterBashir Machinawho gained the Yobe North APC primaries refused to step down and provides the ticket to Senate PresidentAhmad Lawanwho contested however misplaced out on the partys presidential primaries.
Machina maintained that the peoplevoted for himand not Lawan.
Lawan was amongst aspirants who contested for the APC presidential ticket however suffered defeat within the main election the place the partys Nationwide Chief,Bola Tinubu, emerged because the flagbearer.
It’s understood that Machina was the only candidate within the Yobe North APC senatorial primaries as different aspirants who indicated curiosity have been instructed to not contest to allow Machina maintain the ticket for Lawan in case he loses the presidential election.
Nonetheless, Machina isunwilling to let goof the ticket and has up to now refused all entreaties at hand over the ticket.