A serving Senator, Mohammed Jibrilla, who represents Adamawa State north senatorial district, has won the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary ahead of the state’s October 11 gubernatorial election.
Mr. Jibrilla emerged the winner at a primary conducted Sunday in Yola, the state capital.
He polled 2,718 votes to beat his closest challenger, Ibrahim Mijinyawa, who got 2,268 votes, the chairman of the election team, Talba Abari, who announced the results at the party’s secretariat, said.
Boss Mustapha, who came third, polled 515 votes, while Ahmed Barata, also a serving Senator representing Adamawa South, got 452 votes.
Yakubu Tsalla and Emmanuel Bello got 147 and 50 votes respectively, Mr. Abari.
The APC adopted a modified open ballot system in which party delegates across the 21 Local Government Areas voted for the candidate of their choice, after which the results were collated.