YOLA – History was made on Friday as Aishatu Binani, a senator representing Adamawa Central senatorial district, has emerged as the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Adamawa State.
This was made known as the Chairman of the APC Adamawa State Electoral Committee, Gambo Lawal, announced the result on Friday.
Senator Binanidefeated beat five other contenders, all men, to clinch the ticket.
Mrs. Binani 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 former governor, Bindow Jibrilla 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.
This victory makes Binani the first woman to win the governorship ticket of a major party in the state.