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Abdullahi-Iya Emerges First Female Guber Candidate In Niger

The first female governorship candidate in the history of Ni­ger State has emerged.

Hajiya Khadijat Abdulla­hi-Iya emerged winner at the governorship primary of the All Progressives Grand Alli­ance (APGA) in Niger State ahead of the 2023 general election after defeating a male contender, Alhaji Mohammed Usman, with 121 votes against 20.

Abdullahi-Iya brazed the odds to change the narrative 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, a party that is scarcely popular in the state in next year’s election.

Announcing the results af­ter the primary, the Electoral Committee chairman, Mr. Sule Wushishi, said 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.

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Also speaking, 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 for 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.

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