- There are 24 women contesting for various posts in Adamawa
- According to the INEC list, there are four vying for the governorship, nine for Senate and 11 for House of Reps
- The number of women running for seats in the state House of Assembly is not yet known
Not fewer than 24 women in Adamawa are contesting for governorship and National Assembly seats in 2019 elections according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yola, the state capital.
There are four women out of the 29 candidates who will be contesting for governorship election and nine women among 43 candidates vying for seat in the Senate, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Of the 85 candidates contesting the House of Representatives elections, there are also 11 women. However, the number of women running for seats in the state House of Assembly is not yet known.
Lami Musa of Peoples Party of Nigeria, Na’ama Bulama of Progressive Peoples Alliance, Rukayya Audu of Action Peoples Party and Elizabeth Isa of Change Advocacy Party were the women that were cleared by the commission for the governorship election.
For senatorial seats are the incumbent senator Binta Masi and Aishatu Ahmed, a former member of House of Representatives.
Olyada Madayi, Ngodi Tala, Atiya Abel, Ladi Joseph, Justina Gokir, Angelina Augustine and Fakuta Naiwa were cleared for the House of Representatives election.
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Meanwhile Legit.ng previously reported that Babachir David Lawal, former secretary to the federal government, said All Progressives Congress (APC) would lose Adamawa governorship election to the opposition if Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla is retained as the candidate of the party.
Babachir said the fact that Jibrilla had been in court over alleged WAEC certificate forgery showed that the state could slip away.
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