Ibrahim Musa

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Ibrahim Musa
National Senator
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded byNuhu Aliyu
ConstituencyNiger North
Personal details
BornNiger State, Nigeria
Political partyCongress for Progressive Change (CPC)

Ibrahim Musa is a Nigerian lawyer who was elected Senator for the Niger North constituency of Niger State, Nigeria in the April 2011 national elections.


Musa practiced as a lawyer for 17 years. While practicing, he was a member of All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). When the CPC emerged, Musa chose to contest for the Niger north senate seat on that platform.[1]

Senatorial career[edit]

Running on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Musa polled 131,872 votes; incumbent Nuhu Aliyu of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) received 83,778 votes.[2] After the election Nuhu Aliyu, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Security, filed a petition with the Niger state election petition tribunal against Ibrahim Musa.[3]

Musa was arrested in July 2011 for presenting fake documents to the Election Petitions Tribunal in Minna, spending four days in police detention.[1][4] In September 2011, after his release, Musa said his time incarcerated made him stronger.[5]

Musa has expressed his desire to unseat the PDP in 2015, saying he supported alliances with this goal.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Folasade-Koyi, Adetutu (7 June 2012). "One North is a thing of the past -Senator Musa". The Sun. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Full election results from Niger State". Next (Nigeria). Apr 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  3. ^ "Niger State Elections Petition tribunal Receives 21 Petitions". Channels TV. May 23, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
  4. ^ Hamagam, Aliyu (14 July 2011). "Nigeria: CPC Condemns Arrest of Senator Ibrahim Musa". AllAfrica. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  5. ^ Hamagam, Aliyu (25 September 2011). "Nigeria: My Detention Made Me Stronger, Says CPC Senator Ibrahim Musa". AllAfrica. Retrieved 3 May 2013.