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Adamu Sidi Ali

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Preceded by  Isah Maina
Occupation  Farming
Residence  Abuja, FCT
Party  People's Democratic Party
Nationality  Nigerian
Role  Politician
Constituency  Abuja, FCT
Name  Adamu Ali

Adamu Sidi Ali
Born  14th May 1952 Abaji, FCT, Nigeria
Political party  All Progressive Congress (APC)

Succeeded by  Philips Tanimu Aduda

Adamu Muhammad Sidi-Ali (born 14 May 1952) is a Nigerian politician and a farmer. He ran successfully for the offices of Chairman (Abaji Area council), House of Representatives, and senator from the early 2000s till date. In December 2014, he emerged again as the Senatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, for the 2015 elections. A native of Abaji Area Council in The Federal Capital Territory.

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Background

Sidi-Ali was born in May 1952. He obtained a B.A in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Before entering politics, Sidi Ali was a journalist. He was elected Chairman of the Abaji Area Council for two terms.

In April 2003, Alhaji Sidi Ali was the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) candidate for the House of Representatives of Nigeria for Abuja South Federal Constituency, covering the Gwagwalada, Kuje, Kwali and Abuja area councils. The election was marred by reports of vote rigging, bribery and other irregularities. His election was confirmed after an initial result that gave victory to the rival PDP candidate was appealed since some ballots had not been included in the count. The PDP in turn appealed the decision to nullify the election of their candidate, who had died two months after the election, saying there should be a re-run due to his death. Their appeal was rejected.

Later, Sidi Ali changed allegiance to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). During a PDP campaign flag-off meeting before the April 2007 elections, Alhaji Adamu Sidi-Ali advised political opponents not to use thugs to distabilize the elections.

Senate career

Sidi Ali became senator for the FCT following a re-run election in 2008.

In May 2008, Sidi Ali was named a member of the National Assembly Joint Committee on Constitution Review (JCCR). In June 2008, he accompanied Senator John Nanzip Shagaya on a tour of the Bonny naval base, and heard an appeal for more gun boats to police the waterways and curb piracy. In an August 2008 interview, Senator Sidi Ali expressed confidence that the Senate and executive were handling budgetary issues more effectively, and that the judiciary was performing well in dealing with decisions from election tribunals.

In May, 2009, Adamu Sidi Ali was named as one of ten senators who had made a trip to Ghana sponsored by major oil companies, which may have created a conflict of interest. The senators were however cleared of any wrongdoing by the Senate In June 2009, Senator Sidi-Ali announced a scholarship program for indigent FCT students who were studying science at tertiary institutions.

Senator Sidi-Ali sponsored the following bills:

1. A Bill for an act to provide for rent Control in FCT and Other Related Matters (2010) SB410

2. A bill for an act to provide for the administrative and political structure of Area councils in the Federal Capital Territory and For Other Related Matters.

3. FCT Re-settlement, Compensation and Rehabilitation Board (Establishment etc. Bill 2010) SB409

4. A bill for an act to provide for the establishment of the Federal Capital Territory University of Science and Technology, Abaji, and for Related matters (2010) SB401.

References

Adamu Sidi Ali Wikipedia


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