The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has insisted that it did not publish the name of any candidate for the Yobe North Senatorial District.
INEC gave the clarification while reacting to a counter affidavit filed in the Federal High in Damaturu, Yobe State.
The counter affidavit was filed over the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary election for the Yobe North Senatorial District.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and his partyman, Bashir Machina have been battling over who would represent the senatorial district in the next election.
Lawan contested for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won by former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Following his loss, Lawan opted to reclaim his ticket as APC candidate for the Yobe North Senatorial district.
This had led to a tussle for the ticket of Yobe State North Senatorial District with another aspirant, Machina.
However, INEC spokesman, Festus Okoye, said the commission stand by the report of its monitoring committee on the tussle.
Okoye stated this in a statement he issued on Thursday and sighted by DAILY POST.
Ahmad Lawan vs Machina: INEC states position on Yobe North senatorial ticket tussle