A Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu has ordered the APC to submit the name of Bashir Shariff Machina as the authentic candidate for the North Senatorial District after it has affirmed the 28th May ,2022 primary election conducted by the party that produced him.
Recall , that Machina had approached the court to declare him the authentic Senatorial flag bearer of the APC for the 2023 election.
Machina emerged the winner in the last primary election supervised by INEC.
Recall that the Senate President did not participate in the primary election.
The Senate President, Lawan at that time, was one of the aspirants to the number one office in the country as the APC Presidential candidate but eventually lost to Ahmed Tinubu.