Yobe North : Lawan Hails Supreme Court judgement …Says Will Strengthen Democracy

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By Iyojo Ameh

President of the Senate , Ahmad Lawan has hailed the judgement declaring him the candidate of the Yobe North Senatorial District in 2023 senatorial election as victory for democracy .

Lawan who stated this at the Senate Guest House in Maitama while fielding questions from journalists, commended the leadership of the APC for taking it upon itself to approach the Supreme Court after the judgement of the Appeal Court which recognised Bashir Machina as the APC candidate.

According to him, “What happened was democracy at work and the courts gave their various judgements and of course the Supreme Court gave the final judgement.

“I want to at this point commend the Supreme Court and of course the judiciary generally for making this kind of Judgment to strengthen our democracy.

“This is because it is not only for politicians to work and strengthen democracy it is all of us and all the institutions have their roles to play.

He thanked the leadership of the All Progressives Congress party for taking this matter to the Supreme Court.

“Actually, as an individual, I didn’t go to the Supreme Court to seek for a redress but my party did and my people in Yobe North and Yobe State generally and many political associates and well wishers across the country.

“Apart from that, there had been an appeal at the Supreme Court on this matter. So today, it is a victory for all of us involved.

“I am the symbol but the victory is for our party, the APC and for democracy.”

Lawan also commended his colleagues and journalists for their supports through out the period of the trial.

“This 9th Senate has been a very productive Senate and our colleagues have shown interest in what has been happening in this Senate.

“I thank all my colleagues in the Senate for the support and the love for the partnership and I want to recommit myself to ensuring that the leadership of the senate to continue to lead very well.

“We will always be appreciative of our colleagues who gave us the mandate to lead the 9th National Assembly.

“We will be looking at the 25th of February when the Presidential and the National Assembly elections will take place.

“By the Grace of God, Nigerians will Vote APC once again. On the 25th the presidential candidate of the APC Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu Jagaban Borgu, will be voted in as President of Nigeria by the grace of God along side distinguish Senator Kasim Shettima who is the vice presidential candidate.

“When it comes to the senatorial and House of Representatives, you know what it will be. It will be a landslide majority for the APC and the same thing for the House of representatives.

“We will continue to give Nigeria leadership to continue with those programmes and projects that we have been doing very well and rethink and retool those that we think we have not done very well. This I believe will make Nigeria better.”

The Supreme Court in a split judgment of three to two justices, , declared Lawan as candidate of the APC.

The majority decision was delivered by Justice Centus Nweze, after setting aside both the decisions of the Court of Appeal and trial court which earlier affirmed Bashir Machina as the candidate.

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