Two female Senatorial aspirants in Adamawa State, northern Nigeria, have secured tickets of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest Senatorial seats in the 2019 general elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Senator Binta Masi of Adamawa North Senatorial District, who is the only female Senator from the North in the current Senate, was returned unopposed.
According to the report, a popular female politician and former House of Representatives member, Aisha Dahiru, popularly known as “Binani”, emerged winner of Adamawa Central Senatorial seat.
Binani picked the party’s ticket after beating four male contestants, pulling 1,282 votes in the process, while the runner-up, Alhaji Wakili Boya, scored 599 votes.
Concise News reports that Abdul-Azeez Nyako, the Senator, currently representing Adamawa Central, had recently left the APC for the African Democratic Congress where he emerged the ADC governorship candidate for Adamawa.
Meanwhile, the Adamawa South Senatorial District ticket was picked by serving Senator Ahmed MoAllayidi who was unopposed and was endorsed by the delegates.