Binani, female lawmaker, defeats Ribadu, others to win APC gov ticket in Adamawa

The Chairman, Electoral Committee, Mr Gambo Lawal, handing over the certificate of return to Senator Aishatu Ahmad, after her victory on Friday, May 27, 2022

A female federal lawmaker, Senator Aishatu Ahmad, popularly known as Binani, has picked the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa with 430 votes.

Binani defeated four other aspirants which include Nuhu Ribadu with 288 votes, Muhammad Bindow, with 103 votes, Abdulrazak Namdas with 94 votes, and Wafarninyi Theman scored 21 votes.

The Chairman of, the Electoral Committee, Mr Gambo Lawal, disclosed this at the end of the primary election on Friday in Yola.

He said the total votes cast were 1,011 out of which 975 were valid votes and 36 invalids.

“With the power conferred in me as the Chief Returning Officer of this election, I hereby declare Aishatu Ahmad Binani as the winner of the election.

“She is the official candidate of APC for the governorship election, ” Lawal said.

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He said the exercise was successful and transparent.

In her acceptance speech, Binani who is representing Adamawa central senatorial zone thanked the delegates for the confidence reposed in her.

She called on other aspirants to work together for the victory of the party in the 2023 general elections at the state and federal levels.

“I call on all of us to ensure the victory of our party and to have a government of our own,” she said.

Binani also commended the electoral panel for the transparent election and confidence reposed in them.