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Meet Aishatu Binani, The First Female APC Governorship Candidate To Defeat Five Male Contestants To Win Party’s Ticket



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  • Senator Aishatu Binani has become the first female APC governorship candidate in Adamawa to defeat five male contestants to pick the party’s ticket.

THE NATION REPORTERS reports that Senator Aishatu Binani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made history today, as she defeated five male contestants to pick the party’s ticket to become the first female flag bearer of any political party in Adamawa.

In a well contested APC governorship primary in Adamawa State, the serving senator representing Adamawa central defeated former EFCC boss, Nuhu Ribadu, who scored 288, former governor Bindow, who scored 103 and serving House of Representatives member, Namdas, with 94 votes; Wafari Therman and Umar Mustphar scored 21 and  39 respectively, to clinch the ticket.

Announcing the result of the primaries that lasted to the early hours of Friday, the chairman of the primaries committee, Alhaji  Gambo Lawal said a total number of  1130 delegates were accredited and a total of 1011 votes were cast, while the invalid votes cast were 36

He said, “Of the total number of valid votes cast, Senator Ashatu Dahiru Binani scored 430 and having scored the highest number of votes cast, she is hereby returned as the winner of the primary election.”

Binani’s success makes her only the second female flag bearer of a major political party in Nigeria.

Aisha Alhassan, the late former Minister of Women Affairs, was the first to tow the path.

Alhassan was the candidate of the APC in the Taraba state governorship election in 2015.

Although she lost the election to Ishaku Darius, she challenged his victory at the court of appeal and supreme court — but lost her case.

What you should know about Binani

Binani is a senator of the All Progressives Congress representing Adamawa Central senatorial district.

Prior to that, she was a member of the House of Representatives representing Yola North/Yola South/Girei federal constituency under the People’s Democratic Party in the 7th Assembly between 2011–2015.

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