Machina denies withdrawing from 2023 senatorial race for Lawan


The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Yobe North Senatorial District within the 2023 election, Alhaji Bashir Machina, has denied experiences on his withdrawal from the race in favour of Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.

Machina, who gained the APC major election held within the district, had been below strain to step down for Lawan, who vied for the get together’s presidential ticket in June.

The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) affirmed the previous member of the Home of Representatives because the winner of the APC major election in July.

In an announcement issued on Sunday by the spokesman of his marketing campaign organisation, Husaini Isah, the ex-lawmaker dismissed as outright falsehood experiences on his resignation from the get together and withdrawal from the senatorial race.

The assertion learn: “It has been dropped at my discover that some unscrupulous parts cast a letter of my withdrawal from the race out of mischief and blackmail.

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“I state unequivocally that the letter was cast. I didn’t at any time withdraw or resign from the APC.

“I used to be shocked once I found that some individuals concocted plans to mislead the general public, notably my supporters into believing that I’ve withdrawn.”

The candidate urged the APC nationwide management to challenge an announcement disowning the letter that bore its official stamp.

“We need to reiterate that Bashir Machina’s letter dated thirteenth June which was despatched to the Nationwide Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu, nonetheless stands and any try and forge his withdrawal letter could be handled as a pure felony offence regardless of the calibre of particular person(s) concerned,” the assertion added.

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