JUST IN: Adamawa senator clinches APC guber ticket ahead of Ribadu, Bindow
Senator Aisha Dahiru Ahmed Binani has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Adamawa State.
She defeated former chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, and immediate past governor, Muhammadu Jibrilla Bindow, in the heavyweight contest.
The election committee chairman, Malam Gambo, announced the result in Yola, the state capital.
According to Gambo, Binani garnered 430 votes, the highest in the election.
Ribadu came second with 288 votes while Bindow came third with 103 votes
Abdurrazaq Namda polled 94 votes while Wafari Theman got 39 votes.
Umar Mustapha Madawaki and Wafarniyi Theman respectively clinched fifth and sixth position in the contest.
Binani, the senator representing Adamawa Central zone had previously served as member House of Representatives for Yola North/Yola South/Girei Federal Constituency.
There were reports that her agents were caught inducing delegates during the election, according to Daily Trust.