The All Progressives Congress Yobe North Senatorial District candidate in the 2023 general elections, Bashir Sheriff Machina, has raised the alarm that his life is in danger because he refused to step down for Senate President, Ahmad Lawan in his pursuit of senatorial mandate.
This was disclosed by his campaign organization in a statement obtained on Friday.
According to the campaign organization, some hoodlums are after the life of Machina.
It, therefore, urged security agencies to take necessary measures to protect the Yobe APC senatorial candidate.
“Credible sources confirmed that some people want him arrested or at worst eliminated. They have resorted to employing diabolical means over unlawful means, in pressurizing him to step down.
“We use this opportunity to notify the security agencies of this threat or likely breach of security around our senatorial candidate, we believe the security agencies will rise to the occasion and take the threat seriously.
“As Campaign Organisation, we warned that the people behind his ordeal in the last four days should be held responsible if any mishap happens to him. By this notice, we are putting everybody on red alert.”
Lawan’s supporters have argued that the Senate President Is the best performing senator the zone has ever had, saying they want him to continue to represent the district.
Lawan has been representing since 1999.
Another piece of evidence obtained by Native Reporters shows Lawan never participated in the Senatorial primaries.