- Senator Aishatu Binani has clinched the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state
- The senator who represents Adamawa Central in the upper lawmaking body scored 430 votes to defeat her closest rival, Nuhu Ribadu, who got 288 votes
- Binani's victory makes the senator, who represents Adamawa Central in the Red Chamber, the first female governorship candidate of a major political party in Adamawa state
Adamawa - Senator Aishatu Binani has emerged as the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Adamawa state.
The chairman of the Electoral Committee, Gambo Lawan, announced the result on Thursday, May 27, Channels TV reported.
According to him, Binani scored 430 votes to defeat her closest contestant, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, who got 288 votes.
Legit.ng gathers that 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.
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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.
Senator Binani emerges first female governorship candidate
The victory makes the senator, who represents Adamawa Central in the upper lawmaking body, the first female governorship candidate of a major political party in the state.
The feat also makes her the second female flag bearer of a major party in Nigeria.
The other person to have achieved that feat was the late former Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, who became the APC governorship flag bearer in Taraba state in 2015. She, however, lost to Governor Darius Ishaku.
Senator Binani gives victory speech
In her speech after the victory, the 50-year-old commended the committee for the successful conduct of the primary and promised to work with those who contested with her.
Some of the agents equally lauded the election committee for the peaceful conduct of the exercise. The other contestants also accepted the result and pledged to work together to ensure the APC wins the governorship poll next year.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the leader of the APC in Adamawa, Boss Mustapha, has also applauded the APC for conducting a free, fair, and transparent primary.
Breakdown of the result
- Binani Aisha – 430
- Nuhu Ribadu – 288
- Bindow – 103.
- Wafari – 21
- Namdas – 94
- Otumba – 39
- Number of accredited voters – 1009
- Number of valid votes cast – 975
- Number of invalid votes – 36
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