Social crusader Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has revealed that the only way the ruling APC can present Senators Ahmad Lawan and Godswill Akpabio senatorial tickets.
According to him, the only way is if Bashir Machina and Udom Ekpoudom voluntarily withdraw”
According to him, it is “brazen impunity” for the APC to present Lawan and Akpabio as senatorial candidates as the issue is now.
He called in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to be misled to shirk its official duty.
Speaking in a statement, Falana said he expects INEC to do the needful to make sure that due process is adhered to in the submission of names of candidates.
The statement read in part, “In the senatorial primaries conducted by the APC and monitored by INEC, rtd. DIG. Udom Ekpoudom and Bashir Machina emerged as the candidates for Akwa Ibom West Senatorial District and Yobe North Senatorial District, respectively. Even though both candidates have not withdrawn from the senatorial race, the APC has submitted the names of Senators Godwin Akpabio and Ahmed Lawan for the two Districts in utter breach of the Electoral Act, 2022.