Abdoulahi was President of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS-Amana) from 1992 to 1996. He then joined the Support Committee for Ibrahim Maïnassara Baré (COSIMBA) and Baré's ruling party, the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP-Jama'a). Later, following Baré's assassination, Abdoulahi became a Technical Adviser to Prime Minister Hama Amadou and joined the ruling National Movement for the Development of Society (MNSD) in 2004; in the December 2004 parliamentary election, he was elected to the National Assembly as an MNSD candidate.
Abdoulahi served only briefly in the National Assembly before being appointed to the government as Minister of Mines and Energy on 30 December 2004. He remained in that position in the government formed on 9 June 2007 under Prime Minister Seyni Oumarou.
- "Gouvernement du 1er mars 2007 : Iniquité et part du lion du MNSD", Roue de l'Histoire, n° 342, 7 March 2007 (Tamtaminfo.com) (French).
- History of the UDPS-Amana (French).
- "GOUVERNEMENTS DE LA TRANSITION DE TANDJA MAMADOU", official Nigerien presidency web site (French).
- "Niger : President Mamadou Tandja approves new govt.", African Press Agency, 9 June 2007.
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