Yobe North Court adjourns Machina vs Lawan case for judgement. On Monday, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and two other defendants were sued by Bashir Shariff Machina over the Yobe North APC senatorial primary election. The Federal High Court in Damaturu deferred judgment on the matter.
Justice Fadimatu Aminu, the presiding judge, reserved judgment in the pre-election case and stated that the parties to the lawsuit will be informed of the judgement date.
After hearing the arguments from the attorneys for the plaintiff and the defendants, the court made its verdict.
Ahmad Lawan’s attorney, Ahmed Raji (SAN), requested that the court dismiss the complaint since it was submitted after the deadline in a press conference shortly after the hearing was adjourned.
We object to the fact that the case has expired since it was not resolved within the constitutionally required 14 days, the man added. Bashir Machina’s attorney, Ibrahim Bawa (SAN), similarly explained his stance, saying that his client is just asking the court to order INEC and the APC to abide with the Electoral Act’s provision by announcing his client as the legitimate victor of the May 28, 2022 poll.
“If I don’t have a solid case, I don’t go to court,” he added. “I think this is another good case I have, and I am certain that the decision will be in my favor.”
Remember that Machina filed a lawsuit against the APC and INEC, asking the court to order the electoral body to recognize him as the legitimate victor of the party’s primary elections, which were held on May 28, 2022.