Yushau Anka

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Yushau Mohammed Anka
Senator for Zamfara West
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2007
Succeeded by Ahmad Rufai Sani
Personal details
Born April 1950
Zamfara State, Nigeria

Alhaji Yushau Mohammed Anka (born April 1950) was elected Senator for the Zamfara West constituency of Zamfara State, Nigeria at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He held office from May 1999 to May 2007.[1]

Anka was born in April 1950, and gained an M.Sc in Business Administration. He was elected National Financial Secretary for the National Republican Convention (NRC) party during the Nigerian Third Republic.[2] He contested the Zamfara State gubernatorial election on the PDP platform in 1999, but lost to Ahmed Sani Yerima of the All Nigeria People's Party ANPP.[3]

After taking his seat in the Senate in June 1999 he was appointed to committees on Ethics, Foreign Affairs, Police Affairs (vice-chairman), Commerce, Internal Affairs and Government Affairs.[4] In August 2001 he said the Federal Government's Poverty Alleviation Programme was just distributing cash to political supporters rather than alleviating poverty.[5] Anka changed over to the ANPP platform for his second Senate term. In May 2006, Anka spoke against the proposal to change the constitution so President Olusegun Obasanjo could run for a third four-year term.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA LEGISLATIVE ELECTION OF 20 FEBRUARY AND 7 MARCH 1999". Psephos. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Yushau Anka". AfDevInfo. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  3. ^ Constance Ikokwu. "Battle for the North-west". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Congressional Committees". Nigeria Congress. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  5. ^ Agaju Madugba (2001-08-16). "PAP is Ill-conceived, Says Senator". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  6. ^ Kola Ologbondiyan (May 5, 2006). "6 Senators Against, 5 for, 5 Evasive". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-06-19.