Ahmed Lawan has been recognized by the Supreme Court as the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) legitimate candidate for the Yobe North Senatorial District.
Justice Centus Nweze criticized Bashir Machina’s strategy in the lead ruling handed down on Monday, February 6, for starting the lawsuit at the Federal High Court Damaturu division by way of an originating summons and without providing oral evidence to support fraud claims.
The bedrock of the suit shows that there were allegations of fraudulent practices against the appellants. That the 1st respondent accused the APC of fraudulently substituting his name with that of Lawan. Where there is an allegation of fraud it should not be commenced by an originating summons. There was a need to call witnesses to prove allegations of fraud. Justice Nweze said