Yisa Braimoh

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Yisa Braimoh
Senator for Edo North
In office
29 May 2007 – May 2011
Preceded by Victor Oyofo
Succeeded by Domingo Alaba Obende
Personal details
Born (1942-08-12) 12 August 1942 (age 72)
Edo State, Nigeria

Yisa Braimoh (born 12 August 1942) was elected Senator for Edo North constituency of Edo State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).[1]

Braimoh was educated as an engineer at the University of Western Ontario, Ontario Canada (1982), Cranefield Institute of Technology, Cranefield UK (1981) and Engineering College, Penzance, Cornwall UK (1969-1970). Before election to the Senate, he was Special Advisor to the Minister of Transport and Aviation (1993), Special Advisor to the Minister of Power and Steel (1994), Member of the Board of Directors of the National Maritime Authority (2000) and Chairman of the Governing Board of NYSC (2005-2007).[1]

His election to the Senate in April 2007 was appealed by the Action Congress candidate on the grounds of non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2006. The appeal was eventually dismissed in April 2010.[2] After being elected Senator, he was appointed to committees on National Planning, Integration and Cooperation, Culture & Tourism and Communications.[1] In April 2010 Braimoh dismissed claims by Mrs Evelyn Igbafe of the Action Congress who described him as a "bench warmer" and a poor representative of the people of his senate district.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sen. Yisa Braimoh". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-06-05. [dead link]
  2. ^ Simon Ebegbulem (13 April 2010). "Court Upholds Senator's Election". Vanguard. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  3. ^ Simon Ebegbulem (26 April 2010). "I'm Not a Bench Warmer, Sen Braimoh Replies Igbafe". Vanguard. Retrieved 2010-06-05.