Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court through the All Progressives Congress (APC) asking the apex court to declare him the senatorial candidate of APC for Yobe North and set aside the judgement of the trial and appellate courts which declared Bashir Machina as the rightful senatorial candidate for the party.
According to the court documents obtained by SaharaReporters on M onday, in the suit number FHC/DM/CS/11/2022, the APC is challenging the decision of the two lower courts that affirmed the candidature of Machina who won the May 28th primary election of the party.
A credible source revealed to SaharaReporters that Lawan had budgeted $60Million to get a favourable judgement at the apex court especially after seeing the judgement of former Minister of the Niger-Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio who was declared authentic senatorial candidate of APC for Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district.
Lawan according to sources had tried repeatedly to bribe Machina to relinquish his ticket for him which Machina vehemently rejected.
He had also made efforts to convince APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to prevail on Machina to withdraw which also did not work.