Northern Nigeria’s only female senator, Binta Garba, has lost the Adamawa North senatorial election to a new entrant in politics, Ishaku Abbo of the Peoples Democratic Party. While Abbo polled 79, 337 votes, Garba garnered 63, 219 votes. Read full results.
Mahmood Modi, President Muhammadu Buhari’s in-law said: “APC cannot permit Governor Bindow, a serial academic forger and habitual criminal perjurer, to represent it as its governorship candidate for Adamawa State.”
Alhaji Mustafa Barkindo, also Commissioner for Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs in Adamawa State, noted that Buhari would win the next presidential election while the state governor, Senator Jibrilla Bindow would win the state’s governorship election in 2019.