In Nigeria’s ongoing elections,
Ireti Kingibe Emerges as the First Woman to win the FCT’s Senatorial Seat in over 2 decades.
The Labour Party candidate, Ireti Kingibe, won in Saturday’s senatorial election in the FCT, defeating the incumbent by a wide margin.
Ireti beat out the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Angulu Zakaria, and the incumbent Senator representing the FCT and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Philips Aduda.
Ireti Kingibe is a Nigerian civil engineer, philanthropist and politician.
She got into politics in the 2000s and has run for senatorial office, multiple times in previous elections. Ireti Joined Labour Party in 2022 and emerged as the FCT senatorial candidate for the 2023 Nigerian general elections.
Ireti is breaking ground for women in politics as the new wave of leaders emerge in Nigeria's ongoing elections. She marks a hopeful turn for greater representation for women in Nigeria's government.