Ahmed Hassan Barata

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Ahmed Hassan Barata
Federal Representative for Guyuk/Shelleng, Adamawa State
In office
May 1999 – May 2003
Senator for Adamawa South
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded by Grace Folashade Bent
Personal details
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)

Ahmed Hassan Barata is a Nigerian politician who was elected to the Adamawa South Senatorial seat in Adamawa State, Nigeria in the April 2011 federal elections. He ran for election on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform.

Barata was elected to the House of Representatives for the Guyuk/Shelleng constituency in May 1999; he served until May 2003.[1] He competed for reelection for that constituency in April 2007 but was defeated by James Audu Kwawo of the Action Congress.[2]

Barata won the PDP nomination for the 2011 Adamawa South Senatorial race in a primary election. He received 738 votes, defeating the incumbent Senator Grace Folasade Bent, who had received 406.[3] Bent, who was said to have been favored by the PDP party leadership, later claimed that she had won a rerun primary.[4] While her assertion was being reviewed, a judge ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to remove Barata's name from the list of candidates and replace it with Bent.[5] Bent's claim was later rejected by the INEC, by the Federal High Court, Abuja and by the PDP's counsel.[4]

In the 9 April 2011 elections, Barata won with 101,760 votes, ahead of Mohammed Koiraga Jada of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with 66,525 votes.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LIST OF MEMBERS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES". Dawodu. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Yar’Adua floors Atiku in Adamawa". The Punch. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  3. ^ Joe Nwankwo (7 March 2011). "Adamawa South - Opponent Wants Court to Delist Folasade Bent". Daily Independent. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  4. ^ a b KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE (2011-05-02). "Governors, senators-elect face legal hurdles". The Nation. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  5. ^ Emmanuel Ogala (February 16, 2011). "Court orders electoral body to endorse three senators". Next. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Collated Senate results". INEC. Retrieved 2011-05-06.