BREAKING: After Certification From INEC, Machina Faces Tough Hurdle In Court Over His Candidacy

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One of the aspirants who contested in the Yobe North All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial primary, Abubakar Abubakar Jinjiri, is challenging the candidacy of Bashir Sheriff Machina, winner of the ticket, in court.

In a suit filed at the Federal High Court in Damaturu, Yobe capital, Jinjiri claimed that he was excluded during the senatorial primary, though physically present.

The said suit mentioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) as defendants.

Speaking with Daily Trust, Jinjiri’s lawyer, Barr Usman Lukman Nuhu, said the aspirant’s votes were not reflected in INEC’s true copy issued on Friday, June 24.
His words:

“I believe you have the copy of the result sheets of the primary you could clearly see that my client name and the vote he got were not there.”

According to the lawyer, the exclusion of an aspirant contravened section (84) sub-section (3 and 4) of the electoral act.



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