Senate President Ahmed Lawan; previous Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Godswill Akpabio and Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi, have been barred from the rundown of senatorial contender for the 2023 decisions in their separate supporters by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The threesome challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) official essential..
Lawan and Umahi lost the shadow political race while Akpabio ventured down for previous Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who at last won the challenge with a significant space.
In Yobe North, Lawan’s body electorate, the APC was totally prohibited as no applicant was recorded for the party.
The petitioner to the APC senatorial ticket for Yobe North, Hon Bashir Machina and the Senate President were absent on the rundown distributed by the Commission on Friday.
Their names were prohibited from the rundown of competitors distributed by the Commission on Friday.
A dependable source at the INEC office in Damaturu told our reporter that the commission distributed no contender for APC in Yobe North.
“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,” he said.
The Head of Voter Education and exposure at the Damaturu office of INEC , Mrs Rifkatu Duku, additionally told The Nation no qualifications of APC possibility for Zone C have been submitted from the central command.
“We have gotten qualifications of contender for the National Assembly and Presidential political decision. Yet, we didn’t 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 previous Governor Gaidam,” Mrs Duku said.
Including on Channels Television’s political program, NEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the commission isn’t committed to distribute the name of competitors that didn’t rise out of legitimate party primaries.
As indicated by him: “In the event that an ideological group submits to the Independent National Electoral Commission the name of an up-and-comer that didn’t rise up out of party primaries or didn’t rise out of legitimate party primaries, the commission isn’t committed to distribute the name of such a competitor,” he said.
In any case, Okoye noticed that INEC has not distributed the last rundown of legitimately designated applicants.
“The last rundown of legitimately assigned up-and-comers will be distributed by the Independent National Electoral Commission on the twentieth day of September, 2022. What’s more, that is for official and public get together applicants.
“What the Commission has distributed, starting today, consents to Section 29(3) of the constituent demonstration which says that the second ideological groups follow the arrangement of Section 29 (1) of the appointive demonstration as far as the accommodation of its legitimately selected applicants, that the Commission will distribute the individual specifics of such competitors in the supporters where the up-and-comers mean to challenge political decision.
“All in all, for example for a senatorial up-and-comer, on the off chance that a senatorial region covers four neighborhood legislatures, we will distribute the individual specifics of such a competitor in the four nearby states.
“So that is precisely exact thing we have done. Furthermore, we distributed the individual points of interest of applicants that rose up out of substantial party primaries. Furthermore, that is the thing the law says we ought to do.
“Thus, on the off chance that the name of any up-and-comer was not distributed, or on the other hand in the event that the individual specifics of any competitor was not distributed today, the ramifications is that such an applicant didn’t rise out of substantial party primaries.”