Minister defeats step son in APC House of Reps primaries

Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim
Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim

Khadija Ibrahim, 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 that Khadijah polled 1,295 votes to defeat Mr Ibrahim who scored only 15 votes.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that in spite of pressures mounted on Mohammed to step down for his father’s wife, he insisted to contest the election.

NAN reports that two other contenders, including the serving representative, Abdullahi Kukuwa and Ahmed Buba, stepped down for the minister while Mohammed refused.

The minister commended Abdullahi and Ahmed for withdrawing from the race to support her.

Bukar Ibrahim, who stepped down his re-election bid against Gov Ibrahim Gaidam, did not attend any of the party’s elections including the one contested by his wife and son.