Sheku Badara Bashiru Dumbuya

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Sheku Badara Bashiru Dumbuya
Speaker of the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone
In office
21 January 2014 – 2018
Preceded byAbel Nathaniel Bankole Stronge
Succeeded byAbass Bundu
Majority leader of the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone
In office
2007–2014
Succeeded byIbrahim Rassin Bundu
Member of the House of Parliament for Constituency 100 in the Western Area Urban District
Assumed office
2007
Personal details
Born (1945-11-25) November 25, 1945 (age 73)
Freetown, British Sierra Leone
NationalitySierra Leonean
Political partyAll People's Congress (APC)
ResidenceFreetown, Sierra Leone
ReligionIslam

Sheku Badara Bashiru Dumbuya (born November 25, 1945),[1] commonly known as S.B.B. Dumbuya, is a Sierra Leonean politician and former Speaker of the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone[2][3][4]. A prominent member of the ruling All People's Congress (APC), S.B.B. Dumbuya was elected as Speaker on January 21, 2014 with one hundred parliamentarians voted in his favor, and fifteen parliamentarians voted for his opponent Bu-Buakei Jabbi of the main opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP)[5]. S.B.B. Dumbuya succeeded Abel Nathaniel Bankole Stronge as speaker[6].

Born and raised in the capital Freetown, S.B.B. Dumbuya was previously the majority leader of the House of Parliament of Sierra Leone.[7][8] He also served as ambassador to China and other Asian countries.[9] He is an elected representative in the House of Parliament of Constituency 100 in the Freetown's neighbourhood of Kissi in the Western Area Urban District. He was re-elected in a landslide to Parliament in the 2012 Sierra Leone Parliamentary elections with 60.65%, defeating his closest rival Sheka Kanu of the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) who took 30.76%.[10] S.B.B. Dumbuya is a close ally of Sierra Leone's president Ernest Bai Koroma.

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  7. ^ "President's Address is Impressive… Says Acting Majority Leader". The Torchlight. 26 October 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  8. ^ Bayoh, Ishmael. "Pension benefits for Ministers and Deputies to be debated". Awoko. Retrieved 13 December 2012.
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20161122071938/http://www.parliament.gov.sl/AboutUs/TheSpeakership/Speaker/Biography.aspx
  10. ^ "Notice of Certified Final Results of Parliamentary Candidates" (PDF). National Electoral Commission. Retrieved 13 December 2012.

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