Aishatu Binani, the senator representing Adamawa Central, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in the state.
Binani who was the only female aspirant at the primary, defeated Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Jibrilla Bindow, former governor of the state, to emerge the winner of the race.
Although the exercise took place on Thursday, she was declared the winner on Friday morning in Yola, the state capital.
Binani polled 430 votes to beat Bindow who had 103 votes and Ribadu, who secured 288 votes.
She will be contesting against Ahmadu Fintiri, the incumbent governor of the state, in the 2023 gubernatorial election.