There was mild drama as a mother defeated her step son to emerge the House of Representatives candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Yobe.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hajiya Khadija Ibrahim defeated her stepson, Mohammed Ibrahim to win the APC ticket for Damaturu/Gulani/Gujba/Tarmuwa, Yobe Federal Constituency.
Hajia Ibrahim is married to Mohammed Ibrahim’s father, Senator Abba Bukar Ibrahim, who is the former governor of Yobe State.
According to reports, in spite of pressures mounted on Mohammed to step down for his father’s wife, he insisted on the contest.
Prof Abba Gambo, the Returning Officer of the election, announced on Wednesday that Khadijah polled 1,295 votes to defeat Mohammed who scored only 15 votes.
Two other contenders, Rep Abdullahi Kukuwa and Alhaji Ahmed Buba, stepped down for the minister while Mohammed refused.
The minister commended Abdullahi and Ahmed for withdrawing from the race to support her.
Senator Abba Bukar Ibrahim did not attend any of the aspirants’ elections, not even the one contested by his wife and son.