The outgoing Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, says his subsequent re-election to the 10th Senate after he lost the presidential primary election was a war fought by leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some of his constituents.
Lawan said after he was defeated in the presidential primary of the APC, some members of his constituents approached him and persuaded him to return to the Senate.
The senate president, who represents Yobe North, made this known on Saturday while responding to a criticism raised by Rochas Okorocha (Imo West) at the valedictory session to mark the end of the 9th Senate.
It could be recalled that Lawan had a long battle with Bashir Machina, a former member of the House of Representatives, over the APC ticket for the district.
In February, the Supreme Court finally declared him the candidate of the APC in Yobe North against Bashir Machina, who the lower courts had affirmed as the party candidate for the district.