The Bashir Machina Campaign Organisation for Yobe North Senatorial District has alerted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of an alleged move to forge the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate’s letter of withdrawal.
It will be recalled that, Bashir Shariff Machina has been in a tussle with the incumbent President of the Senate, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan over the Yobe North Senatorial ticket.
Spokesman of the organisation,Husaini Mohammed Isah,in a statement titled: “Attempt To Forge Machina’s Withdrawal Letter Appalling, Criminal” and issued on Tuesday, claimed that, “some individuals have entered an unholy alliance with some compromised leaders to forge the withdrawal letter of Yobe North APC senatorial candidate, Hon. Bashir Sheriff Machina even after communicating formally to the Party leadership affirming his stand not to step down for anybody”.
Isah, describing the alleged move as sad and unfortunate ,said these mischievous elements are hell-bent and determined to carry out their criminal offence, after all the cries and alarms raised by the campaign organisation exposing the sinister plot to subvert the will of the people of Yobe North.
It has eventually come to light in this untidy business of forged withdrawal letter, that some compromised leaders have become slave to corruption and criminality in Nigeria, he opined.
According to Isah,Bashir Shariff Machina is still in the race and that any withdrawal letter carrying the signature of Machina is a forged document and does not emanate from him.
We want to reiterate that Bashir Machina’s letter dated 13th June, which was sent to the National Chairman of the APC, Abdullahi Adamu still stands and any attempt to forge his withdrawal letter would be treated as a pure criminal offence irrespective of the calibre of person(s) involved, the statement reads.