Mohammed Saleh

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`````Mohammed Sani Saleh`````
Senator for Kaduna Central
In office
May 2011 – May 2015
Preceded by Mohammed Kabiru Jibril
Succeeded by Shehu Sani
Personal details
Born 11 November 1955
Kaduna State, Nigeria
Political party Congress for Progressive Change (CPC)

Mohammed Sani Saleh is a retired Major General and the former Senator for Kaduna Central senatorial district, Kaduna State, Nigeria, elected 9 April 2011 during the national elections on the platform of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) ticket.[1]

Political career[edit]

In the 9 April 2011 elections, Saleh's competitors were the former executive secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Hamisu Yusuf Abubakar (Mairago) of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), and Hajia Halima Aminu Turaki of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).[2] After being declared the winner, Saleh praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for their conduct of the election, saying "INEC has performed creditably well this time around, very commendable, I hope this will be repeated in subsequent elections".[3]

During the Presidential elections on 16 April 2011, there was an attempt by youths in Kaduna to provoke an incident when Vice-President Namadi Sambo of the PDP arrived at a polling station to cast his vote. Saleh supported the authorities in suppressing the incident, saying "We must respect constituted authority. Even our tradition ask us to respect our elders". He again praised the conduct of the election, describing it as a model.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RITA HADDAD (14 April 2011). "A Realigning Election?". Think Africa. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  2. ^ Niyi Odebode; Sunday Ojeme; Olamilekan Lartey & James Azania (2 Apr 2011). "Political parties in supremacy battle". The Punch. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  3. ^ Lawal Sadiq Sanusi (12 April 2011). "Senator-elect commends INEC". Peoples Daily. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  4. ^ "Vice President Sambo votes amidst tight security over attack threat". World Stage. April 16, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-24.