Adamawa gets another female senator

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Aisha Dahiru of All Progressives Congress (APC) has won Adamawa central senatorial seat, making her the only female senator-elect in northern Nigeria.

Buba Jakusko, the returning officer, said Dahiru scored 188,526 votes to beat Murtala Chibado of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 96,530 votes.

Jakusko said Mustafa Madawaki of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) came third with 36,030 votes.

The Adamawa Central Senatorial zone is made up of Yola south, Yola north as well as Girei, Fufore, Song and Gombi local government areas (LGAs) of the state.

Binta Garba, the only female senator in the north, lost the Adamawa north election to Ishaku Abbo of the PDP.

While Abbo polled 79, 37 votes, Garba garnered 63,219 votes.

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