Adamawa Election: Jibrilla wins APC primary

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.


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  • clairvoyance

    Good step going forward.

  • Ahmed Arsenal Abubakar

    Sen. Bindao, may Allah give u victory against the blood suckers

    • Mohstone

      Amin summa Amin

    • the truth

      when u mean blood suckers, u mean apc and it’s parasites.i thought apc took their case to the court of appeal on the sack of nyako, why are they now contesting a case they have in court

    • debbeljo

      which Bidao? someone who cannot take care of his first wife and her two kids! You are hoping to entrust the entire state to his care. Chai dareris God ooO!

  • Sani Sabo

    That’s my party. No wuru wuru and chaos

  • John green

    That’s just the sign of Good work by the APC, no propaganda and everything went on smoothly, they’v done it before and they are going to shake the state by doing the best for the state not the PDP who’s all out to put down the state

  • Mr. Abdin

    What a sign of positive development in the political development of Adamawa and Nigeria in general Kudos to Atiku Abubakar for his promise of free and fair primaries.

  • the truth

    adamawa has been a pdp state, the state traditionally votes pdp. the only reason apc got into adamawa was nyako’s misguided utterances and ploys which exploded on him. even atiku lost his state to pdp in the general elections. The question i am posing is why does apc who have a suit in court over the impeachment of nyako now field a candidate for an election they claim is illegal. let’s check out this scenario, apc wins this election and the court 1 month from today says nyako was improperly dismissed, what then happens to adamawa?

    • d’Nazarite

      Hmmm…na recipe for Dog & Baboon fight be dat ooooO!
      However, there is no way that scenario can play out, cos APC is Dead nd buried in Adamawa. Can’t u even see d kind of names they are peddling as ‘candidates’???
      Abi na candidate for local guvrnmnt chairman??
      Don’t worry yur head..that scenario will never happen!
      I dey laff kekekekeke….

  • the truth

    i have tried posting links on the interview stephen davies gave vanguard
    and abc on how he wasn’t hired by the nigerian government as a
    negotiator, and how he was tricked by bbc, arise , and sahara reporters.
    please everyone google it yourself and see how our news media have been
    misleading us . everyone try to google it yourself. the link is
    refusing to post as it is not been approved by premium timess. i am
    guessing they don’t allow links

  • the truth

    this is the interview stephen davis gave few hours ago denying reports that hee was hired by the nigerian government

    Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, has been embroiled in
    controversy over his allegations about Boko Haram’s sponsorship, their
    source of funding and if he was actually contracted by the FG to
    negotiate on its behalf.

    Davis has repeatedly stated that he was in Nigeria for four months,
    acting as a Boko Haram hostage negotiator to help free the Chibok girls.
    It was during the said negotiations that he claimed to have discovered
    that the terrorist group was being funded by prominent Nigerian
    politicians including, Ali Modu Sheriff. He also alleged that funds were
    being transferred through CBN.

    The federal government via a statement last week, denied hiring Davis as a Boko Haram hostage negotiator.

    And now, Vanguard has published an interview that Soni Daniel allegedly had with Davis.

    Read excerpts:

    What do you have to show that you were engaged by the Nigerian government to negotiate with Boko Haram?

    I was not engaged by the Federal Government of Nigeria, any state
    government or any other party. I went to Nigeria in late April in an
    effort to facilitate a handover of the Chibok captives after discussing
    such a possibility with former commanders of JAS (Jama’atu Ahlul Sunnah
    Lih Da’awa wal Jihad otherwise known as JAS) and others close to Boko
    Haram.

    Why did you release the report of your assignment to the media instead of sending it to government?

    I did not construct a report of my efforts in
    Nigeria. As I said earlier, I was not engaged by any party and
    therefore had no obligation to report to anyone.

    Some Nigerians find it curious that you
    decided to give your report only to Arise TV, owned by a Nigerian,
    Nduka Obiagbena, who also owns Thisday Newspapers and may be
    sympathetic to some politicians in Nigeria.

    I gave a radio interview to the ABC in
    Australia which subsequently told me that after the transcript was
    posted to their online site, it had been picked up in the UK and Sky
    News requested an interview. In the hope of bringing attention to the
    many other girls and boys kidnapped by Boko Haram, I agreed to a
    television interview. That interview took place in Channel 7 studios in
    Australia and it was at that point that I was told it was an interview
    with Arise TV. I had not heard of Arise TV and did not know it was owned
    by a Nigerian or indeed that it had any association with Nigeria. At
    the time of giving the TV interview, I was of the understanding that it
    would be broadcast by Sky News in the UK.

    On Mr Obiagbena, I have not met him or ever been contacted by him.

    Many Nigerians find it extremely
    difficult to understand how the former Chief of the Army Staff, Lt. Gen.
    Ihejirika, who actually fought Boko Haram elements and was accused of
    genocide could be linked with sponsoring the violent group.

    It is much easier to understand Mr Sheriff’s
    alleged association with Boko Haram than any association of Mr
    Ihejirika. Mr Sheriff was said to have a long history of promoting
    groups to assist in his past efforts to win the governorship of Borno
    State. On 29 July 2009, there was a confrontation with security
    officers at Mamudo Village, along Potiskum/Damaturu Road, Yobe. 33 JAS
    members were killed. Later that night, there was a long battle with
    combined security operatives at Railway Terminus, Maiduguri, Borno
    State. Scores were killed and the JAS operational base was destroyed.
    Yusuf was subsequently captured by the military and handed over to the
    police. The JAS alleged that it was on Sheriff’s orders that Yusuf was
    executed in Maiduguri on 30 July 2009. Shekau was presumed killed in the
    same battle and a corpse was identified as that of Shekau. Thus the
    remaining JAS leaders made it clear their intention was to kill Sheriff
    and so it is right that Sheriff claims he is a victim of JAS. The Boko
    Haram we see today is not the JAS that was operational under Yusuf.
    Shekau emerged in mid-2010 and publicly claimed the leadership of a
    reinvigorated JAS.

    Shekau formed Ansaru which he used for
    kidnapping and beheading victims. This behaviour was a major departure
    from the original mandate of the JAS which was to purify Islam and
    return it to the behaviour example in the life of the Prophet. Many
    among the JAS leadership are no longer active and others have been
    killed. This has allowed Shekau to take the JAS to more extreme action
    and expanded the kidnapping, bombing and slaughtering. The Boko Haram we
    have today is a much expanded Ansaru. What we see now is not the
    Yusufiya which wanted very much to settle scores with Sheriff. It is
    Boko Haram as a partner to ISIS and Al Shabaab.

    Now I will offer an opinion as to the motives
    of the sponsors of Boko Haram. The political sponsors of Boko Haram
    seem to think that they can use Boko Haram to terrorise Nigeria to
    demonstrate that the current government cannot ensure the security of
    Nigerian citizens both Muslim and Christian. Therein the sponsors assume
    they can undermine any efforts of the current government to be
    re-elected in 2015. Herein lies the flaw for the conflict and
    instability currently being fanned suits the aims of Al Qa’eda and the
    architects of terrorism. Should the sponsors of Boko Haram win
    government in 2015, they will likely find that they cannot turn Boko
    Haram off or that Boko Haram will demand control of at least Borno State
    in return for reducing their attacks. Borno State may be just the
    beginning of an expanding caliphate.

    Several Boko Haram commanders and other
    persons close to and respected by Boko Haram have told me the names of
    some of the sponsors of Boko Haram. They have also described how some
    funds are transferred and arms made available. I have made public some
    of that information. I have also been told by some commanders that if
    one of the sponsors is arrested, they will surrender, release the girls
    and give information on the sponsors. Not all Boko Haram commanders
    will follow this lead but it may be a firm step towards dismantling or
    at least isolating Boko Haram.