Mudasiru Oyetunde Hussein

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Mudasiru Oyetunde Hussein
Member of House of Representatives
In office
May 1999 – May 2007
Constituency Osun West
Senator for Osun West
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded by Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke
Personal details
Political party Alliance for Democracy
Profession Politician

Mudasiru Oyetunde Hussein is a Nigerian politician who represented the Alliance for Democracy for two terms (1999-2007) in the House of Representatives.[1] He was elected Senator for Osun West in Osun State, Nigeria in the April 2011 national elections, running on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) platform.

Background[edit]

Hussein was born in Ejigbo in Osun state.[2]

Political career[edit]

Alhaji Mudasiru Oyetunde Hussein was elected as a representative for Oshodi-Isolo in Lagos State in 1999 as a member of the Alliance for Democracy party, and was reelected in 2003.[1]

In February 2004, Mudasiru Hussein said that the House might invite President Olusegun Obasanjo to explain where he got N360million that was said to have been spent to demolish all the toll gates in the country.[3] In November 2004, Hussein stated that the rising numbers of military politicians in the nation's polity would bring virile and stable democracy.[4] In June 2005, Mudasiru Hussein called for the discovery of those behind the murder of one of the major financiers of the Oranmiyan group, Alhaji Hassan Olajokun, as essential to ensure Nigeria's nascent democracy would survive.[2] The same month, Mudasiru Hussein said agitation for increase in resource control would be eliminated by the "Mineral Resources Commission Bill", which would allow regions to take care of their resources.[5] In January 2006, Mudashiru Hussein said the Nigerian constitution did not allow for a third term for President Olusegun Obasanjo.[6]

Standing for the Action Congress in the 2007 senate elections for Osun West, he was defeated by Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke. Hussein appealed the election decision, presenting evidence that included video clips showing ballot boxes being taken away by thugs and voters being threatened with dangerous weapons, but the tribunal did not considered this sufficient to overturn the result.[1][7]

In the April 2011 senate elections for Osun West Husain received 121,971 votes, with the incumbent Senator Adeleke of the PDP coming second with 77,090 votes.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "AC Senatorial Candidate boasts: I’ll flush Adeleke out of Senate". The Daily Sun. August 28, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Lawmaker Challenges Police over Slain AD Chieftain". This Day. June 18, 2005. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Toll Gates: N/Assembly May Invite Obasanjo Over N360m.". This Day. February 10, 2004. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  4. ^ "'Military in Politics Good for Stability'". This Day. 16 Nov 2004. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  5. ^ "House to Pass Mineral Resources Bill.". This Day. June 27, 2005. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Lawmaker Dismisses 3rd Term Agenda". This Day. 1 January 2006. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  7. ^ "'How Police Aided Politicians to Rig'". This Day. 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  8. ^ "Official result of OSUN Senatorial Elections". The Punch. Apr 10, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-05.