It was a surprising galore as senator Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow seen as
a minor by many coming from nowhere to thrash former Vice President
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar candidate Alhaji Ibrahim Mijinyawa by 1,880
votes to 1183 votes to clinch the governorship ticket of the All
Progressives Congress (APC).
Like a football match, the game was very dicey and spectators watching
the event with very keen interest and each holding their breath to
hear the name of the winner.
APC supporters in the state according to our correspondent had been
praying fervently for an upset since most of them see Mijinyawa as a
man without the charisma of a leader and hoped that someone else picks
Even the entry of chief Kobis Ari Timnu into the race did not change
anything as people saw him as trying to play the spoilers role for
Mijinyawa to emerge victorious.
In the end, the Katuka Adamawa Chief Kobis could only muster 85 votes
far behind the winner and the runner up Alhaji Mijinyawa.
Another visitor to the contest was Mamman Tukur who polled just 17 votes.
The event which took place at the Lamido Cinema Jimeta – Yola, saw the
crowds erupting in shouts of sai Bindow, sai Bindow.
In the end, the crowd left satisfied some openly saying the era of
money is gone.
Alhaji Abubakar Yawe was the returning officer and he commended the
delegates for the mature way and manner they comported themselves.