The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Yobe north senatorial election, Bashir Sheriff Machina, has vowed not to step down for Senate President Ahmad Lawan.
Lawan contested for APC’s presidential ticket but lost to former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
In an interview with Daily Trust, Machina revealed he has been approached by some people to relinquish the ticket, but that he would not.
“As far as I’m concerned, I contested for the Yobe north senatorial ticket and I won the election,” the candidate said.
“I was confirmed elected because there were other contestants but I was the one that was qualified. I happened to be unopposed.
“I am still the candidate; I have not withdrawn and I will not withdraw for anybody. I am being approached by some persons but I will not withdraw, Insha Allah.”
Lawan has been representing Yobe north senatorial district at the national assembly since 2007. Until that time, he was in the house of representatives.