The Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu has ordered both the All Progressives Congress(APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to recognise Bashir Machina as the senatorial candidate for Yobe North.

The presiding judge, Justice Fadimatu Murtala, pronounced the ruling on Wednesday.

Machina had on the 22nd of June,2022, approached the court seeking his declaration as the winner of the APC primary held on the 28th of May after he realised APC substituted his name with that of Senate President Ahmed Lawan.

Counsel to Lawan, who is the second defendant, Ahmed Raji SAN prayed the court to strike out the case for lack of jurisdiction.