Abu Ibrahim (Nigerian politician)

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Abu Ibrahim
Senator for Katsina South (Funtua)
In office
May 2003 – May 2007
Preceded by Mohammed Tukur Liman
Succeeded by Garba Yakubu Lado
Senator for Katsina South (Funtua)
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded by Garba Yakubu Lado
Personal details
Born Katsina State, Nigeria

Abu Ibrahim is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for the Katsina South (Funtua) Senatorial district in April 2003 on the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) platform, serving for one term until May 2007.[1] He was reelected to the same seat in April 2011.[2]

Political career[edit]

Abu Ibrahim was chairman of the Katsina branch of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for some months. He resigned from this position at the 2002 National Convention of the party after unsubstantiated allegations were made against him.[3] Abu Ibrahim was elected Senator for the Katsina South (Funtua) Senatorial district in April 2003 on the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) platform.[1] In August 2006 he was expelled from the ANPP, as was former President Muhammadu Buhari, also from Katsina. Both were accused of anti-party activities and disregard for the party constitution.[4]

In April 2007 Abu Ibrahim competed unsuccessfully for Governor of Katsina State.[1] In February 2010 he followed the lead of Muhammadu Buhari in resigning from the ANPP.[5] Ibrahim competed in the April 2011 elections to become Senator for Katsina South (Funtua) on the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) platform. He won 324,652 votes, defeating the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Tukur Ahmed Jikamshi, who trailed with 198,927.[2] Alhaji Tukur Jikamshi was formerly deputy governor of the state.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Four parties fight for Katsina’s three seats". Nigerian Daily. April 5, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  2. ^ a b Olugbenro Adeoye (11/04/2011). "Maryam Yar’Adua, daughter of the late President Umaru Yar’Adua, loses in Katsina". Online Nigeria. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  3. ^ Isah Idris (2009-08-22). "The problem with Yar’Adua’s seven-point agenda–Katsina PDP chieftain". The Nation. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  4. ^ Oyedola Basar (4 August 2006). "Katsina ANPP Expels Buhari". Daily Champion. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  5. ^ Segun Olaniyan (6 February 2010). "ANPP is dead in Katsina state - Senator Abu Ibrahim". Sunday Tribune. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  6. ^ "Kanti Bello, Ida lose in Katsina". Daily Sun. April 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-22.