Philips Tanimu Aduda

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Philips Tanimu Aduda
Senator for FCT ABuja
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded by Adamu Sidi Ali
Personal details
Born Karu, FCT Abuja, Nigeria
Political party People's Democratic Party (PDP)

Philips Tanimu Aduda is a Nigerian politician who served two terms in the national House of Representatives between 2003 and 2011, and was elected to the Senate for Abuja Federal Capital Territory in the 9 April 2011 elections, running on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) ticket.[1]

Background[edit]

Aduda was born in Karu, FCT Abuja. He attended Government Secondary School, Gwagwalada (1983–1987) and Kaduna State Polytechnic (1987–1990) for his secondary education. Studying at the University of Jos (1990–1992) he gained a Diploma in Social works and social development. He was a Managing Director of Aduda Nigeria Limited from 1992 to 1995. At the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Abuja Campus (1993–1997) he gained a Higher Diploma in Public Administration.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1996 Aduda ran as an independent and was elected a Councilor of Karu Ward, Abuja, and held various positions on the Abuja Municipal Area Council. He was elected as Member of the House of Representatives for AMAC/Bwara in Abuja (2003–2007), and was appointed Chairman, of the House committee on Federal Capital Territory, and member of other committees. He was re-elected to representing Bwari Area, Abuja in the House of Representatives in 2008.[2] In October 2009 he was given the Best Performing Legislator Award for his contribution to the development of the people.[3]

Before the 9 April 2011 elections, the Federal Capital Integrity Group and other NGOs declared their support for the candidature of Aduda for the FCT Senate seat.[4] Two days before the election, the Labour Party candidate Kayode Ajulo was abducted by gunmen.[5] In the elections, Aduda won 105,562 votes. His main remaining opponent, Musa Tanko Abari of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), scored 54,307.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b OMEIZA AJAYI (11/04/2011). "PDP maintains grip of FCT". National Mirror. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b "About Me". Philips Tanimu Aduda. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  3. ^ Amina Alhassan Ahman (31 October 2009). "AMA 2009 - Aduda, Others Bag Awards". Leadership. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ "FCT: Aduda, Ajulo, others battle for Senate seat". Nigerian Compass. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  5. ^ Akinwunmi King (7 April 2011). "Gunmen Kidnap LP FCT Senatorial Candidate". Daily Independent (Lagos). Retrieved 2011-10-23.