Ahmad Lawan Breaks silence on Supreme Court Judgement


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

Ahmad Lawan, who is the president of the Senate, says that the decision by the Supreme Court to name him as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Yobe North will make democracy stronger.

Earlier on Monday, the supreme court ruled against Bashir Machina’s bid for the senatorial seat and in favour of Lawan.


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Lawan said in a statement about his win that it was a win for the APC and for democracy.

“The Supreme Court’s decision on the disputed All Progressives Congress (APC) Yobe North Senatorial ticket in the February 25th National Assembly is a victory for the APC in Yobe, for the APC across the country, and for democracy,” the statement says.

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“That was democracy in action. After the lower courts made their decisions, the Supreme Court made the final decision.


“I want to thank the Supreme Court and the rest of the judicial system for making this kind of decision to make our democracy stronger.

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

“Let me take this chance to thank our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for going to the Supreme Court with this case.

“Actually, I didn’t go to the Supreme Court on my own to seek justice. But my party, the people of Yobe North and Yobe State in general, and many political friends, well-wishers, and supporters from across the country who showed interest did.


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“So, today, this win belongs to all of us. I’m the symbol, but the win belongs to our party, the APC, and to democracy as a whole.

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