Binani, Radda produce upsets in Adamawa, Katsina to clinch APC’s gubernatorial tickets


By Aminu Kutama

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has conducted its gubernatorial primaries in a number of states. While some of the elections have been completed, a number of them are still being conducted as at press time.

Kaduna State, is one of the states where the election was conducted overnight, and Governor El-Rufai’s anointed candidate, Senator Uba Sani emerged victorious. However, the last of it is not to be heard, as one of his opponents, Alhaji Sani Sha’aban has described the process as “a circus”.

Adamawa State

In Adamawa, the only female aspirant, Aishatu Binani emerged victorious. Binani, a Senator, defeated a former Governor, Jibrilla Bindow and Former EFCC Chairman, Nuhu Lamido to clinch the party’s ticket for the 2023 election in the state.

Taraba State

In Taraba, the election couldn’t take place due to a conflict that ensued at the venue, which led to an electoral officer being shot. This, led to the Electoral Chairman to postpone the exercise.

Kebbi State

The opposite was the case in the Northwestern State of Kebbi, where the election was held without any rancor.

After the announcement of Dr Nasir Idris as the winner of the election, one of his opponents, Abubakar Malam Shattiman Gwandu declared his total support for his candidature.

Kano State

In Kano, the Deputy Governor, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna was announced as winner of the exercise with 2289 votes.

However, his only opponent, a Federal Legislator, Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada, who got 30 votes, expressed his displeasure at how the election was conducted, having sent a letter of complaint to the electoral umpire before the start of the exercise which was held at the Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium.

Katsina State

In a keenly contested election, a former DG of SMEDAN, Dikko Umar Radda polled 506 votes to defeat his closest rivals, Abbas Masanawa,

Gombe, Lagos, Yobe and Borno

Incumbents, Yahaya Inuwa of Gombe, Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and Babagana Zulum in Borno easily scaled the stage with staggering victories.

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