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The tug-of-war over who is running for the Yobe North senatorial position appears to have taken a new twist. 

Bashir Machina, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District at the 2023 election, has announced Sunday, that a letter purporting his withdrawal from the race was forged. 

Ahmed Lawan, current Senate President represents the senatorial district. He unsuccessfully fought to get the 2023 Presidential ticket under his party, APC. Since losing that bid, Lawan’s eyes are said to be set on clinching the senatorial nomination that had already been won by Michina. 

Mr Machina stated also that he had instructed his lawyers to institute legal action against those behind the fake letter of his withdrawal from the race.