Mohammed Adamu Bello

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Mohammed Adamu Bello
National Senator
In office
May 2007 – May 2011
Preceded by Rufa'i Sani Hanga
Succeeded by Basheer Garba Mohammed
Constituency Kano Central
Personal details
Born (1957-07-20) 20 July 1957 (age 56)
Political party All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP)
Profession Politician, Businessman

Mohammed Adamu Bello (born 20 July 1957) is a Nigerian politician and businessman who was elected to the National Senate in 2007 representing the Kano Central constituency of Kano State for the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).[1]

Background[edit]

Mohammed Adamu Bello was born on 20 July 1957. He gained a B.A. in History. Before being elected to the Senate, he was Commissioner Of Agriculture And Environment and Chairman of the ANPP, Kano State.[1]

Senate career[edit]

Mohammed Adamu Bello was elected to the Senate for Kano Central in 2007.[1] He was appointed vice-chairman of the committee on Capital Markets.[2] The candidate for the People's Redemption Party (PRP), Alhaji Rabilu Ishaq, appealed the election result on the basis that his name had not been placed on the ballot. In October 2007 the Electoral Tribunal rejected the petition on the grounds that Ishaq was not a candidate. Ishaq appealed the decision, but did not succeed in obtaining a re-run.[3]

In May 2008, Bello was named as a member of the Constitution Amendment Committee.[4]

In a mid-term assessment of the performance of Senators, ThisDay newspaper noted that he sponsored the National Centre for Pensioners Reformation and Rehabilitation Bill, 2008, the Nature Medicine Practice Commission Bill, 2008, the Chartered Institute of Commerce (Establishment, etc.) Bill, 2008, the Counterfeit goods (Prohibition) Bill, 2008 and the National Commission for Food and Agricultural Bill, 2008. His contributions were always very brilliant.[5]

He has been noted as a potential ANPP candidate for the 2011 Kano State governorship election. However, he may be handicapped by his relationship with the former ANPP presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, and by the fact that he comes from the same constituency as the incumbent governor Ibrahim Shekarau.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Mohammed Adamu Bello". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-11-22. [dead link]
  2. ^ "SENATE COMMITTEES". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-11-22. [dead link]
  3. ^ "ALHAJI RABILU ISHAQ -VS- MUHAMMED ADAMU BELLO". Nigerian Court of Appeal. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  4. ^ "Senate Names Constitution Amendment Committee Members". ThisDay. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  5. ^ "An Improved Senate, But Some Uninspiring Senators...". ThisDay. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  6. ^ "Battle Royale for Second Terms Govs' Seats". ThisDay. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-22.