‘Victory for democracy’ — Lawan hails supreme court verdict on Yobe APC senatorial ticket

‘Victory for democracy’ — Lawan hails supreme court verdict on Yobe APC senatorial ticket
February 06
20:21 2023

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the supreme court judgment declaring him as the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Yobe north is one that will strengthen democracy.

The supreme court, earlier on Monday, affirmed Lawan as the candidate for the senatorial seat against Bashir Machina’s candidature.

In a statement to celebrate his victory, Lawan said it is a win for the APC and for democracy.

“The Supreme Court Judgement of today on the disputed All Progressives Congress (APC) Yobe North Senatorial ticket in the February 25th National Assembly is a victory for all APC in Yobe, generally for APC across the country and for democracy,” the statement reads.


“What happened was democracy at work. The lower courts gave their various judgements and then the Supreme Court gave the final judgement.

“I want to commend the Supreme Court and in fact the judiciary generally for delivering this kind of judgement to strengthen our democracy.

“Let me take this opportunity to thank our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for taking this matter to the Supreme Court.


“Actually, I didn’t, as an individual, go to the Supreme Court to seek redress. But my party and the people of Yobe North and Yobe State generally and many political associates and well-wishers and supporters across the country who showed interest did.

“So today, this victory is for all of us involved. I am the symbol but the victory is for our party, the APC and for democracy.

“I want to thank all my colleagues for the support, the love, the partnership. I recommit myself to ensuring that the leadership of the Senate will continue to lead very well, will always be appreciative of our colleagues who have given us the mandate to lead the ninth Senate.

“Now, we will be looking at the 25th of February when the Presidential and National Assembly elections will take place. By the Grace of God, Nigeria will vote APC once again.”



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