Ibrahim Bilal returns as Adamawa APC chair

Ibrahim Bilal returns as Adamawa APC chair

Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal, the immediate past chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, has gained a majority of votes in the party’s state congress to be re-elected as chairman.

Bilal polled 1060 votes after counting of the ballots Sunday night to clinch the office following the contest, which involved three other chairmanship aspirants. His closest rival, Hon Vrati Nzozon, got 224 votes while immediate past Organising Secretary, Ahmed Lawan got 47 votes. A fourth contestant, Bappa Waziri, got no vote while Usman Ibrahim who was also in the race, stepped down just before the congress began. Processes for the APC state congress had started in Adamawa State on Saturday morning but progress was slow and the committee, which conducted the congress adjourned just before 10 pm on Sunday after reading out votes without declaring the winners, with inside sources explaining that tallying was yet to be concluded.

By the figures from voting, Alhaji Seidu Naira was elected Deputy Chairman while Dr Raymond Chidama was voted Secretary.

Mohammed Abdullahi who was the immediate past Publicity Secretary, returned unopposed to the position. The position of Women leader went to Hajiya Hauwa Jalo who scored 1023 votes to defeat two other women.

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