All Progressive Congress candidate, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan has emerged the first female governor in Nigeria,following the judgement of Taraba state election tribunal whic was concludee today,Saturday, November 7,2015.
The declaration of Darius Ishaku of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the Taraba State governorship election by INEC, was reported by multiple sources to hae beijg upturned by the election tribunal early on today.
The tribunal reportedly sacked Mr Ishaku as governor and declared Senator Alhassan, who is a ministerial designate, the duly elected governor of the election.
With this victory, Senator Alhaassan will become the first female governor Nigeria as ever had.
Read Her Biography Here:
Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan is a fulani. A lawyer by training, Aisha Jummai became the first female to be appointed Taraba State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice. The first woman to be appointed as Secretary FCT judicial council and later appointed the Chief Registrar of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on 17 December 2003. After she retired from service she went into business.
In the January 2011 PDP primaries, Jummai defeated the incumbent Senator, former Ambassador Manzo Anthony. It was said that she was a protégé of former Governor Jolly Nyame, who wanted her to defeat Manzo, thinking he could then defeat her. However, after winning the primaries Jummai ran an energetic election campaign, managing to gain Christian support despite herself being Muslim.She was also generous and fought vigorously in the campaign, again making her the first elected female senator from Taraba State.
In the 9 April 2011 elections, Jummai won 114,131 votes, followed by Jolly Nyame of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with 92,004 votes.She was one of four women elected on the PDP ticket, the others being Nkechi Nwaogu (Abia Central), Helen Esuene (Akwa Ibom South) and Nenadi Usman (Kaduna South). Following the election, she was said to have been in competition for the Senate President seat.