First female guber candidate emerges in Niger


The first female Governorship candidate in the history of Niger state has emerged

Hajiya Khadijat Abdullahi-Iya has become the first female governorship candidate in Niger State after defeating a male contender, Alhaji Mohammed Usman, with 121 votes against 20 on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ahead of the 2023 general election.

Khadijat brazed the odds to change the narratives of the male-dominated political terrain by becoming the first female across all registered political parties to contest and clinch the ticket to fly the flag of APGA.

Announcing the results after the keenly contest primaries, the Electoral Committee Chairman, Mr. Sule Wushishi, said that Khadijat Abdullahi-Iya polled 121 votes to defeat his opponent, Alhaji Usman Mohammed who got only 20 votes.

The exercise, according to him, witnessed the accreditation of 144 votes out of which three were invalidated.

Also, Niger State Chairman of APGA, Alhaji Musa Liman, gave details of the party’s other elective positions, indicating that both National and State Assembly elective positions emerged on consensus.

Adamu Mohammed is to contest the Niger-East (Zone B), Niger-South (Zone A), Alhaji Abubarkar Mohammed, while Mr. Sule Wushishi is to slog it out with aspirants from other political parties for the Niger-North (zone C) Senatorial District.

The list of contestants for the House of Representatives, House of Assembly positions would be made public soon, Musa Liman further explained.


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