Senator Aishatu Binani has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Adamawa State.
In a historic victory, she floored five men to clinch the party’s ticket in the just concluded governorship primary election in the State.
Binani has now become the first woman to win the governorship candidacy of a major political party in the State.
Binani is a serving Senator, representing Adamawa Central and she obtained victory over the likes of former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ribadu, immediate past governor of the State, Jibrilla Bindow, House of Representatives member, Abdulrazak Namdas, Wafari Theman and Umar Mustapha for the governorship race.
Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Gambo Lawan, who announced the results, said Binani scored 430 votes to defeat her closest rival, Ribadu, who had 288 votes.
The former governor, Bindo had 103 votes to clinch the third position.
The election, which started at about 11:30 pm on Thursday, was concluded at about 8:44 on Friday morning.
Scores by each aspirant:
Aisha Binani: 430
Nuhu Ribadu: 288
Jibrilla Bindo: 103
Abdulrazak Namdas: 94
Umar Mustapha: 39
Wafari Theman: 21