Senator Aishatu Binani emerges winner of (APC) governorship primary poll in Adamawa State, beating five other contenders, all men, to clinch ticket.

Written by on May 28, 2022

Senator Aishatu Binani has emerged as the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary poll in Adamawa State. She beat five other contenders, all men, to clinch the ticket.

The Chairman of the APC Adamawa State Electoral Committee, Gambo Lawal, announced the result on Friday where she scored 430 votes to defeat her closest rival and a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, who got 288 votes.

The immediate past governor, Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow, came third with 103 votes, Abdurrazaq Namda polled 94 votes while Wafari Theman got 39 votes. Umar Mustapha Madawaki and Wafarniyi Theman respectively clinched fifth and sixth position in the contest.

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.

Senator Binani’s win is a major upset and a plus for the womenfolks in the country.  She will be aiming to become the first elected female governor in Nigeria’s history. So far, Binani is the first woman to fly the flag of a major political party in the forthcoming election.

Seun Fakorede   

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