Adamu Sidi Ali

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Sen Adamu Sidi-Ali
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National Senator
In office
2009–2011
Preceded by Isah Maina
Succeeded by Philips Tanimu Aduda
Constituency Abuja, FCT
Personal details
Born 14th May 1952
Abaji, FCT, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Political party All Progressive Congress (APC)
Residence Abuja, FCT
Occupation Farming
Profession Politician
Religion Islam

Adamu Muhammad Sidi-Ali (born 14 may 1952) is a Nigerian politician and a farmer. He ran successfully for the offices of Chairman (Abaji Area council), House of Representatives, and senator from the early 2000s till date. In December 2014, he emerged again as the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, for the 2015 elections. A native of Abaji Area Council in The Federal Capital Territory.

Background[edit]

Sidi-Ali was born in May 1952. He obtained a B.A in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.[1] Before entering politics, Sidi Ali was a journalist.[2] He was elected Chairman of the Abaji Area Council for two terms.[3]

In April 2003, Alhaji Sidi Ali was the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) candidate for the House of Representatives of Nigeria for Abuja South Federal Constituency, covering the Gwagwalada, Kuje, Kwali and Abuja area councils. The election was marred by reports of vote rigging, bribery and other irregularities.[4] His election was confirmed after an initial result that gave victory to the rival PDP candidate was appealed since some ballots had not been included in the count.[5] The PDP in turn appealed the decision to nullify the election of their candidate, who had died two months after the election, saying there should be a re-run due to his death. Their appeal was rejected.[6]

Later, Sidi Ali changed allegiance to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). During a PDP campaign flag-off meeting before the April 2007 elections, Alhaji Adamu Sidi-Ali advised political opponents not to use thugs to distabilize the elections.[3]

Senate career[edit]

Sidi Ali became senator for the FCT following a re-run election in 2008.[1][7]

In May 2008, Sidi Ali was named a member of the National Assembly Joint Committee on Constitution Review (JCCR).[8] In June 2008, he accompanied Senator John Nanzip Shagaya on a tour of the Bonny naval base, and heard an appeal for more gun boats to police the waterways and curb piracy.[9] In an August 2008 interview, Senator Sidi Ali expressed confidence that the Senate and executive were handling budgetary issues more effectively, and that the judiciary was performing well in dealing with decisions from election tribunals.[10]

In May, 2009, Adamu Sidi Ali was named as one of ten senators who had made a trip to Ghana sponsored by major oil companies, which may have created a conflict of interest. The senators were however cleared of any wrong doing by the Senate [11][12] In June 2009, Senator Sidi-Ali announced a scholarship program for indigent FCT students who were studying science at tertiary institutions.[13]

Senator Sidi-Ali sponsored the following bills:

1. A Bill for an act to provide for rent Control in FCT and Other Related Matters (2010) SB410

2. A bill for an act to provide for the administrative and political structure of Area councils in the Federal Capital Territory and For Other Related Matters.

3. FCT Re-settlement, Compensation and Rehabilitation Board (Establishment etc. Bill 2010) SB409

4. A bill for an act to provide for the establishment of the Federal Capital Territory University of Science and Technology, Abaji, and for Related matters (2010) SB401.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sen. Sidi Ali". National Assembly of Nigeria. Retrieved 2009-09-20. [dead link]
  2. ^ "FCT MARGINALISED, SAYS SENATOR ALI". Nigeria Best Forum. July 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  3. ^ a b "FCT PDP chairman warns the electorate against violence". Nigerian Newsday. March 28, 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  4. ^ "FCT NASS election in retrospect". Daily Trust. April 18, 2003. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Four polling centres’ results not counted – ANPP candidate". Daily Trust. May 22, 2003. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  6. ^ "FCT Polls: PDP Appeals Tribunal's Decision". This Day. 2003-07-14. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  7. ^ "Anti-Mark senators divided over position sharing". The Daily Sun. July 13, 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  8. ^ "Senate Names Constitution Amendment Committee Members". Ijebu State.com. 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  9. ^ "Shagaya charges naval officers on good image". The Port Harcourt Telegraph. June 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  10. ^ "2009 Budget May Face Less Hitches - Senator Sidi Ali". Leadership (Abuja). 31 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  11. ^ "Oil Majors Bribed Senators in Ghana". Daily Trust. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  12. ^ "Senate probes bribery claims over oil bill". Guardian Newspapers. May 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-20. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Senator Pledges Scholarships for Science Students". Daily Trust. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  14. ^ http://www.nassnig.org/nass/legislation_2010.php?pageNum_bill=4&totalRows_bill=178