Before he was railroaded into fighting for the Presidential Ticket of the All Progressive Congress, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan , was made to believe that he would get the Yobe North Senatorial Ticket on a platter of gold if the Centre could not hold .
Now that he was not Crowned the Consensus candidate and he eventually lost the ticket to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu , the man who won the Yobe North APC Senatorial Ticket ,and should according to Permutations and arrangements , step down for Ahmad has thrown a spanner in the works.
Bashir Sherrif Machina says he has no plan whatsoever to step down for Ahmad or anybody for that matter.
So far Machina has fended off pressures from low and high places and he has said his APC primary ticket mandate is inviolable.
He has written the National Secretariat of the party to restate his position.
Some believe that he may still play game .
For now the chance of Ahmad retaining his Senatorial Seat for the Sixth Term remains a matter of conjecture.
.“As far as I’m concerned, I contested for the Yobe North senatorial ticket and I won the election. 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“I am still the candidate; I have not withdrawn and I will not withdraw for anybody.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.”