2019: Four women, 24 others to contest Adamawa gov election

Names of four women were among the list of 28 candidates cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission to contest the governorship election in Adamawa State in 2019.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that two other women have also been cleared by INEC to run for the position of deputy governor.

The women cleared to run for governor were; Lami Musa of People’s Party of Nigeria, Na’ama Bulama of Progressive People Alliance, Rukayya Audu of Action People’s Party and Elizabeth Isa of Change Advocacy Party.

Those cleared to run for the position of deputy governor were; Hadiza Mohammed of Democratic Alternative and Rashida Balarabe of Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy.

Other candidates for the governorship seat were incumbent Governor Muhammed Bindow of All Progressives Congress and former Adamawa Assembly Speaker, Umaru Fintiri, who is of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Others are serving Senator of Adamawa Central Senatorial District who defected from APC to African Democratic Congress, Abdul-Azeez Nyako, while a former House of Representatives member for Gombi/Hong federal constituency is the candidate of Social Democratic Party.

Bappare Umaru, an Islamic Cleric who is the Imam of Jamaatul Nasril Islam Friday Mosque in Jimeta area of Yola town, is the candidate of KOWA party and a Christian cleric, Reverend Eric Theman is the candidate of MRDD.

NAN reports that this is the highest number of governorship candidates ever recorded in Adamawa since 1999.

It’s a development many say is a positive one and a pointer that people are becoming more interested in participating in politics.


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