Babayo Garba Gamawa

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Babayo Garba Gamawa
Member of Senate of Nigeria
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 May 2011
Constituency Bauchi North
Personal details
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Occupation Businessman
Profession Politician

Babayo Garba Gamawa (born 2 February 1966) is a former businessman and currently the Senator for the Bauchi North district of Bauchi State. He is affiliated with the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Political career[edit]

Babayo Garba Gamawa served as both the Deputy Governor and Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly.[2] He became Deputy Governor of Bauchi when Alhaji Mohammed Garba Gadi was impeached from his position. When this impeachment was appealed and the original ruling was deemed unconstitutional, Gadi arrived at the offices to reclaim his seat. Gamawa refused to give up his seat and his supporters rioted in the street, saying "Gamawa is the authentic deputy governor." Gadi's supporters, however, proclaimed that "the owner has arrived, the pretender should roll up his mat." Gamawa would eventually concede and Gadi would reclaim his seat as Deputy Governor.[3][4]

In 2011, he was elected as the Bauchi North Senator for the 7th National Assembly.[1] He is the Vice-President of the Aviation Committee and a member of the Land Transport Committee.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Babayo Garba Gamawa Homepage". Senator's Homepage. 
  2. ^ "Why I settled for Senate, by Bauchi Dep Gov". Peoples Daily. 
  3. ^ Abubakar, Muhammad. "Nigeria: Two Deputy Governors in Bauchi". AllAfrica. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Micheal, Ishola (1 July 2010). "Bauchi: A case of two sitting deputy govs". Retrieved 17 May 2012.