Adamu Gumba

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Adamu Gumba
National Senator
Incumbent
Assumed office
23 August 2010
Preceded by Bala Mohammed
Constituency Bauchi South
Personal details
Born (1948-10-10) 10 October 1948 (age 65)
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP
Profession Politician

Ibrahim Adamu Gumba (born 10 October 1948) is a Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for the Bauchi South constituency of Bauchi State, Nigeria in the April 2011 national elections. He ran on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) ticket.

Gumba was born on 10 October 1948. He obtained a BSc in Government. He worked in Nigeria Customs, where he rose to the position of Deputy Comptroller General.[1] Gumba became Head of the Bauchi State Civil Service.[2] In 2006 he was appointed the Commissioner of Education in Bauchi State.[3]

The Bauchi-South Senatorial seat became vacant in May 2010 after Senator Bala Muhammed was appointed Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by President Goodluck Jonathan.[4] In the 23 August 2010 by-election for Senator for Bauchi South, Gumba received 273,764 votes, while Ibrahim Haruna of the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) trailed with 57,661 votes, and Danjuma Dabo of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) received 56,294 votes.[5]

In the PDP primaries for the April 2011 election for the Bauchi South Senatorial seat, Gumba gained the nomination as the expense of former Senator Abubakar Maikafi and one-time Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner, Mohammed Abubakar.[6] In the elections, Gumba scored 312,627 votes, while Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim of the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP) scored 114,281 votes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEN.GUMBA ADAMU IBRAHIM". National Assembly. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  2. ^ "2011: Woman activist solicits support for women aspirants". Daily Triumph. July 20, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  3. ^ "Adamu Gumba". AfDevInfo. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Yar’Adua’s former aide eye senate seat". Daily Champion. 25 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  5. ^ "PDP candidate wins Bauchi senatorial by-election". the Punch. 2010-08-23. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Bauchi Deputy Governor, Speaker, Ningi get tickets". Peoples Daily. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  7. ^ "Gov. Isa Yuguda wins Bauchi Governorship polls". Elombah. 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2011-05-05.