Hajiya Khadija Ibrahim, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has defeated her stepson, Mohammed Ibrahim, to clinch the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Damaturu/Gulani/Gujba/Tarmuwa, Yobe federal constituency.
According to reports, in spite of pressures mounted on Mohammed to step down for his father’s wife, he insisted on challenging her for the ticket.
Prof. Abba Gambo, the Returning Officer of the election, announced on Wednesday that Khadijah polled 1,295 votes to defeat Mohammed who scored only 15 votes.
Two other contenders, Rep Abdullahi Kukuwa and Alhaji Ahmed Buba, stepped down for the minister.
The minister commended Abdullahi and Ahmed for withdrawing from the race to support her.