Group urges APC Senatorial candidate not to step down for Lawan


Alhaji Bashir Sheriff Machina, who emerged as the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ‘Zone C’ Senatorial District of Yobe State has been urged by concerned stakeholders of the party not to step down for incumbent Sen. Ahmed Lawan ahead of the 2023 general elections.

It should be recalled that Lawan, who was an aspirant for the just concluded APC presidential primary election that produced Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as candidate, has approached Machina to allow him fly the senatorial flag.

Abba Maina Yusufari, leader of the stakeholders, in a press statement, said, “For keen observers of Yobe politics, no one is blind to the fact that our senatorial zone has enjoyed relative political peace and stability both at the House of Representative and even more at the senate with our brother, The Senate President, Dr. Ahmed Lawan been in the saddle for a record three times. By the end of 2023, our beloved brother Sen. Ahmed Lawan will be spending 24 years at the National Assembly ie 16 years as a senator, and 8 years as a member of the House of Representatives.”