Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Hon Bashir Machina may have lost out for the Yobe North senatorial seat in 2023.
A credible source at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Damaturu told The Nation the commission did not publish any candidate for APC.
“What we have is Mohammed Bomoi for Yobe South and Ibrahim Geidam for Yobe East. There is no name for the Yobe North for the APC,” the source said.
The Head of Voter Education and Publicity at the Damaturu office of INEC, Mrs Rifkatu Duku, confirmed the ruling party has no candidate for the seat.
No credentials of APC candidates for Zone C have been submitted to the office from the headquarters. We have received credentials of candidates for the National Assembly and presidential election.
“But we did not get that of Zone C, ie Yobe north for APC. We got that of Yobe south and Yobe eat which is the Ibrahim Bomoi and former Governor Gaidam,” Mrs Duku said.
The APC has submitted Lawan’s name as candidate for the party.
But Machina, who won the primary supervised by INEC, has insisted he is the authentic candidate for the election, vowing to stop at nothing to get his mandate.