The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has stated that he will not challenge the decision made on Wednesday by the Federal High Court, Damaturu, in Yobe State, regarding the upcoming elections for the Yobe North Senatorial District.
In a statement that he personally signed and shared on Thursday, Lawan stated that he had accepted the court’s decision disqualifying him from running for office and taking part in the election.
The statement titled: “Court Judgement on Yobe North Senatorial District Candidacy” reads:
“Yesterday, Wednesday, 28th September 2022, the Federal High Court in Damaturu delivered judgement on the rightful candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District for the 2023 National Assembly elections.
“The said judgement disqualifies my candidature and therefore my participation in the elections.
“After due consultations with my political associates, supporters and well-wishers, I have decided not to appeal against the judgement. I accept the judgement.
“At this juncture, I deem it appropriate to thank His Excellency, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam for the leadership role in the APC political family in Yobe State. I also thank His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, for the support and brotherhood.
“To my constituents, I thank you all for your unflinching support, loyalty, and unreserved commitment to the course of building our people and Yobe North Senatorial District and indeed Yobe State.
“I want to assure you that I will continue to serve you in my personal and any other capacity at all times.
“We journeyed together for a long time, and this journey will remain a lifelong journey. It has been a wonderful relationship and it can only get stronger. I am indebted to you all. Alhamdulillah.”