History is set to be made in Nigeria’s political space as a woman may emerge as the first female to be elected governor in the country in Saturday’s governorship poll in Adamawa State.
With most of the results collated in the state, Senator Aishatu Dahiru (Binani), who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, is giving the incumbent governor and PDP candidate, Ahmadu Fintri, a tough battle for the state’s top job.
According to the results so far declared, Governor Fintiri was ahead in 13 local government areas, while Binani followed with 7.
So far, Fintiri won in Guyuk, Jada, Gombi Shelleng Demsa, Lamurde Girei Hong, Madagali, Numan Toungo, Song and Michika local government areas of the state, while Senator Binani won in Ganye, Mubi-North, Mayo-Belwa, Maiha, Mubi-South, Yola-North and Yola-South councils respectively.
The result of Fufore local government area was being awaited at the time of this report.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Yunusa Hudu, said what needs to be done on Fofure results needs time and therefore suspended the collation.
Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed was born 11 August 1971. Also known as Binani, she represented Adamawa Central senatorial district in the 9th Assembly. She was formerly a member of the House of Representatives for Yola North/Yola South/Girei federal constituency as a member of the People’s Democratic Party in the 7th Assembly (2011–2015).