21 Sep 2015

Biography of Bindo Umaru Jibrilla, Governor

Bindo Umaru Jibrilla
Bindo Umaru Jibrilla, former senator and Governor of Adamawa State was born on 16th June, 1963. He is an indigene of Adamawa State. He has been a businessman prior to joining politics. He contested for the April 2011 senatorial elections representing
Adamawa North Senatorial District and won.
However, His candidature was unsuccessfully disputed by the incumbent Senator Mohammed Mana. On 15 March 2011 both Former Governor Murtala Nyako and the state chairman of the party, Mijinyawa Umaru Kugama, said that they would not support Mohammed Mana and Grace Bent in their appeals. Later in March 2011 a Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed the appeal as lacking in merit. Mana appealed this ruling. Justice Kafarati affirmed the election of Jibrilla as PDP Candidate for Adamawa North Senatorial district
He is an industrialist who has established three companies in Mubi, employing about four hundred people. He is said to have been called upon by several youth organisations to challenge Mana, who was said to have neglected his senate district. He is known for his philanthropy and for empowering youths. He actually had an advantage with the youths vote.

Again, In the 2015 elections, he contested for the Governorship of the State under the Platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC) and won after defeating Nuhu Ribadu of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP)

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