- The current minister of state for foreign affairs is jostling the Yobe federal constituency seat with her step son
- Khadija Bukar Ibrahim defeated Mohammed to clinch the APC ticket for Damaturu/Gulani/ Gujba/Tarmuwa, Yobe federal constituency
- It was gathered that pressure had been mounted on Mohammed to step down for his father’s wife earlier, before the primaries
Khadija Bukar Ibrahim, the minister of state foreign affairs, defeated her step son, Mohammed Ibrahim to clinch the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Damaturu/Gulani/ Gujba/ Tarmuwa, Yobe federal constituency.
Abba Gambo, the returning officer of the election, announced on Wednesday, October 3, that Khadija polled 1,295 votes to defeat Mohammed who scored only 15 votes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that in spite of pressures mounted on Mohammed to step down for his father’s wife, he insisted on the contest.
Two other contenders, Rep Abdullahi Kukuwa and Alhaji Ahmed Buba, stepped down for the minister while Mohammed refused.
The minister commended Abdullahi and Ahmed for withdrawing from the race to support her.
Senator Bukar Ibrahim, who stepped down his re-election bid against Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, did not attend any of the aspirants’ elections including the one contested by his wife and son.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a last minute controversial decision of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC to disqualify all aspirants loyal to the governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu from participating in the National Assembly primaries of the party is currently causing palpable tension in the state.
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NAIJ.com gathered that the party had on Monday, October 1, in a statement announced the disqualification of all aspirants running for Senate and House of Representatives where there’s an incumbent.
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