A Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe State Capital, has declared Bashir Sheriff Machina as authentic APC senatorial candidate for Yobe North in the forth coming 2023 National Assembly elections.
The court also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to publish his name accordingly.
The presiding judge, Justice Fadima Aminu gave the order on Wednesday in Damaturu, Yobe capital.
The judge affirmed that Machina was duly and validly elected Yobe North senatorial candidate for APC during the May 28 primary election of the Party.
Lawan had contested and lost the APC presidential primaries to a former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He, however, tried unsuccessfully, to reclaim the Yobe North Senatorial District ticket won by Machina, who has insisted not to relinquish the ticket to the senate president.
The National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, had warned that Machina risked severe sanctions if he refused to relinquish his ticket to Lawan.
Adamu claimed that the party is supreme and that it reserves the right to decide who gets its ticket in any election.
In the final list of presidential and National Assembly candidates published by INEC last week Tuesday, no candidate was published for Yobe North as the space was blank.