By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
History was made in Adamawa State in the early hours of Friday as Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani defeated five men to clinch the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the primary election.
With this victory, 50-year-old Binani becomes the first woman to win the governorship nomination of a major political party in the state.
Binani, a serving senator, representing Adamawa Central, defeated a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to clinch the coveted APC ticket.
Others in the contest were the immediate past governor of the state, Jibrilla Bindow; a House of Representatives member, Abdulrazak Namdas; Wafari Theman and Umar Mustapha.
Announcing the results, the chairman of the Electoral Committee, Gambo Lawan, said Binani scored 430 votes to defeat her closest rival, Ribadu, who had 288 votes.
The former governor, Bindow, had 103 votes to place third.
The election which started around 11:30pm on Thursday, was concluded at about 8:44am on Friday morning.
Result of the primary election:
Aisha Binani- 430
Nuhu Ribadu- 288
Jibrilla Bindow- 103
Abdulrazak Namdas- 94
Umar Mustapha- 39
Wafari Theman- 21