Three women yesterday emerged candidates in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gombe State primaries for members of the State House of Assembly and Federal House of Representatives conducted across the state on Sunday.
They are Aishatu Ahmad for Akko federal constituency, Saratu Jairo and Meriji Major for Balanga North and Balanga South state constituencies respectively.
Six candidates emerged for the House of Representatives while 24 candidates emerged for the State House of Assembly.
Below is the full list of the candidates of the PDP State Assembly primary elections in Gombe State.
1) Abdullahi Gaddafi – Akko Central
2) Umar Kalajanga – Akko North
3) Alh Adamu Kashere – Akko West
1) Meriji Majoro – Balanga South
2) Saratu Jauro – Balanga North
1) Yakubu Ladollis – Billiri East
2) Nimrod Yari – Billiri West.
1) Zakariyya Sa’idu – Dukku South
2) Abdulrahman Zaune – Dukku North
1) Mohammed Buba – Funakaye North
2) Abubakar Adamu -Funakaye South
1) Ahmed Abubakar- Gombe North
2) Ismail Usmandodo – Gombe South
1) Gabriel Galadima – Kaltungo West
2) Hassan Reuben – Kaltungo East
1) Adamu Rilwanu – Kwami West
2) Ahmad Abubakar – Kwami East
1) Haji Baba – Nafada North
2) Ibrahim Musa – Nafada South
1) Zubairu Ayala – Shongom
2) Markus Samuel – Pero Chonge
YAMALTU DEBA LGA
1) Salisu Lano – Deba
2) Kabiru Wade – Yamaltu East
3) Samaila Garba – Yamaltu West
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
- Gombe/Kwami/Funakaye – Hon Yaya-Bauchi Tongo
- Akko – Aishatu Ahmad
- Yamaltu Deba – Inuwa Garba
- Billiri/Balanga – Ali Isa
- Kaltungo/Shongom – Obed Shehu
In all, only three females were elected out of the 30 contested seats in both elections, two for the State Assembly while one clinched the House of Representatives ticket in the primaries.