Salisu Matori

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Salisu Ibrahim Musa Matori
Senator for Bauchi South
In office
May 1999 – May 2003
Succeeded by Abubakar Maikafi
Personal details
Born Bauchi State, Nigeria

Salisu Ibrahim Musa Matori was elected Senator for the Bauchi South constituency of Bauchi State, Nigeria at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He took office on 29 May 1999.[1]

After taking his seat in the Senate in June 1999, Matori was appointed to committees on Transport (chairman), Women Affairs, Agriculture, Finance & Appropriation, Education and Tourism & Culture.[2] In August 2000 he was named in a report issued by a panel headed by Senator Idris Kuta that had investigated financial irregularities in Senate contracts. Senator Matori was alleged to have overcharged for insurance coverage of National Assembly vehicles, but was later exonerated of all wrongdoings after due investigation by the panel.[3] In the run-up to the 2003 elections he became Chairman of the Abubakar Rimi Campaign Organization. In February 2003 he defected to the All Nigeria People's Party (ANPP).[4]

In 2010 Matori was a member of the Planning and Strategy Committee set up by Northern leaders to make sure that a northerner was elected in the 2011 presidential elections rather than incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, who is from the south.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 20 FEBRUARY AND 7 MARCH 1999". Psephos. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Congressional Committees". Nigeria Congress. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  3. ^ Tobs Agbaegbu (January 14, 2003). "Dirty Senators". Newswatch. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  4. ^ "2 PDP Senators Defect to ANPP". ThisDay. 2003-02-28. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  5. ^ Chuks Okocha and Sufuyan Ojeifo (2010-06-21). "Northern Leaders: North Can Win Without Zoning". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-26.