Binani is set to make history as Nigeria’s first female governor
Binani is reported to have scored the highest number of votes cast in all the 21 Local Government Areas in Adamawa. History beckons in Nigerian politics as Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed, popularly known as Binani, is on her way to emerging as the first female governor-elect in the country.
Binani’s popularity is largely attributed to her political savvy and ability to connect with her constituents. She has been an advocate of women’s rights and has worked tirelessly to create a better future for Adamawa. Her platform of good governance, transparency, and accountability has resonated with the people of Adamawa, leading to her overwhelming success in the election.
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The Senator, currently representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District in the Red Chamber, squared up against the incumbent, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the keenly-contested race.
Meanwhile, results collated at all the polling units in the 21 Local Government Areas of Adamawa State on Saturday, March 18, 2023, showed that Binani recorded the majority of votes ahead of her fellow contestants.
As contained in the results sheet sighted by this reporter, Binani, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled a total of 409,909 votes to defeat Fintiri who scored 406,617 votes.
Barring any change in the equation, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected to make the results official in the coming hours.
Apples Bite Magazine reports that this development is unprecedented in the history of Nigerian politics as no woman has ever been elected governor in Africa’s biggest democracy.
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