Ibrahim Musa

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Ibrahim Musa
National Senator
Assumed office
May 2011
Preceded by Nuhu Aliyu
Constituency Niger North
Personal details
Born Niger State, Nigeria
Political party Congress for Progressive Change (CPC)
Profession Barrister

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.

Background[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.