Aishatu wins Adamawa APC Governorship primaries, Defeating Ribadu, other men

Adamawa State have gotten its first female gubernatorial candidate, Senator Aishatu Binani under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress.

Senator Aishatu Binani

Binani defeated the likes of former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) in the Adamawa State APC primary elections held on Friday.

According to the Chairman of the APC Adamawa State Electoral Committee, Gambo Lawal, Binani pulled 430 votes to defeat Ribadu, who was her closest rival.

Other contestants in the race were the immediate past governor of the state, Jibrilla Bindow; a House of Representatives member, Abdulrazak Namdas; Wafari Theman, and Umar Mustapha.

The former governor came third with 103 votes. A further breakdown of the result showed that Namdas had 94 votes, Theman 21 votes, and Umar Mustapha scored 39 votes. The exercise recorded 36 invalid votes.

Friday’s victory makes the Senator, who represents Adamawa Central in the upper lawmaking body, the first female governorship aspirant of a major political party in the state. The feat also makes her the second female flag bearer of a major party in Nigeria.

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