Bindo Jibrilla Politician
Bindo Umaru Jibrilla is a Nigerian businessman who became the candidate of the People's Democratic Party in the 9 April 2011 Senatorial election for the Adamawa North district, and went on to be elected to the national senate. His candidature was unsuccessfully disputed by the incumbent Senator Mohammed Mana. Bindo Umaru Jibrilla is described as a business tycoon, new to politics. He is an industrialist who has established three companies in Mubi, employing about four hundred people, and is a vibrant speaker. He was reportedly called upon by several youth organizations to challenge Mana, who was said to have neglected his senate district. He is known for his philanthropy and for creating jobs, and as the youngest contender would have an advantage with the youth vote. In the January 2011 PDP primaries for the Adamawa North Senatorial race, Jibrilla Bindo got 626 votes, Mohammed Mana was second with 474 votes, Zira Maigadi secured 162 votes, while Terry Vahyla got 21. Another incumbent Senator, Grace Bent of Adamawa South, was also defeated.