Things To Know About Senator Aishat Binani

Things To Know About Senator Aishat Binani

Senator Aishat Dahiru Binani emerged as the winner of the Adamawa governorship election and Governor-elect on Sunday. 

Having been declared initially by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Barrister Hudu Yunusa, Binani would have gone down in history as the first elected female governor in Nigeria.

However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has voided the results.

Here are a few things to know about Binani:

Binani is a 51-year-old politician born on 11 August 1971.

She is a Nigerian politician who is serving as the senator for Adamawa Central since 2019.

She was formerly a member of the House of Representatives representing Yola North/Yola South/Girei federal constituency as a member of the People’s Democratic Party in the 7th Assembly (2011–2015)

She started her early school education at Kaduna and completed it at Gwadabawa Primary School, Jimeta Yola.

She went to the UK for her university education where she obtained a Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southampton.

She is currently the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Binani was declared winner of the APC Adamawa governorship primary after polling 430 votes to defeat her closest contestant, Nuhu Ribadu, the pioneer Executive Chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), who got 288 votes.