2019: Four women among 28 candidates to contest Adamawa guber election

Names of four women are among the list of 28 candidates cleared by the National Electoral Commission () to contest the election 2019.

Two other women have also been cleared by to run for the position of deputy governor.

The women cleared to run for governor are: Lami Musa of Party of (PPN), Na’ama Bulama of Progressive Alliance (PPA), Rukayya Audu of Action Party (APP) and Elizabeth Isa of Change Advocacy Party (CAP).

Those cleared to run for the position of deputy governor are: Hadiza Mohammed of Democratic Alternative (DA) and Rashida Balarabe of Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD).

Other candidates for the seat are incumbent . Muhammed Bindow of All progressives Congress (APC) and former Assembly and acting Governor, Umaru Fintiri who is Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer.

Others are serving Senator of Central Senatorial District who defected from APC to African Democratic Congress (ADC), Abdul-Azeez Nyako is the candidate of ADC, while former House of Representatives member for Gombi/Hong federal constituency is the candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Bappare Umaru, an Islamic Cleric who is the Imam of Jamaatul Nasril Islam (JNI) Friday Mosque Jimeta area of Yola town, is the candidate of KOWA party and a Christian cleric, Rev. Eric Theman is the candidate of MRDD.

NAN reports that this is the highest number of candidates ever recorded in Adamawa since inception of democracy, a development many say is a positive one and a pointer that are becoming more interested in participating in politics. (NAN)