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Monday, 20 January 2014

Breaking News: Adamu Muazu become New PDP National Chairman.

Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, a former Governor of Bauchi State, has been chosen as the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The meeting started at about 10.pm (local time) inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja and lasted for about 3 hours. He was unanimously adopted on Sunday night at a meeting attended by President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo, Chairman of the party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih; Senate President David Mark and all the state Governors elected under the PDP. Brief history about Adamu Muazu: Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu'azu (born 11 June 1955) was governor of Bauchi State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). Born in Boto, Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State (then part of the Northern Region), Mu'azu attended primary school from 1962 to 1968. Between 1971 and 1975, he attended the Gindiri Boy's Secondary School in the then Benue-Plateau State where he obtained Division one (Distinction) in the West African School Certificate Examination. He then attended the School of Basic Studies at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria and later received a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantity Surveying. From 1980 to 1983, Mu'azu worked as a Quantity Surveyor/Project Manager in the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Welfare, Youth, Sports and Culture in Kano State. He returned to his alma mater in 1983 and received a Master’s of Science degree in Construction Management. He served as property manager of the Bauchi State Investment and Property Development Company before attending Birmingham University in the United Kingdom and receiving a second Masters degree, this time in the area of Construction Economics. From 1984 until his election as state governor in 1999, Mu'azu worked as a businessman in the private sector. Between 1984 and 1987, he was chairman of the Federal Polytechnic in Idah and chairman of the Benue-Plateau Construction Company in Jos from 1986 to 1990. He was also a member of the Bauchi State Scholarship Board during this period. Between 1987 and 1997, he served in a number of capacities including director of the Nigeria Ports Authority and a member of the Bauchi State Rural Development Council. He won 56 percent of the vote in the 1999 gubernatorial election and took office on 29 May 1999. He was re-elected for a second four-year term in 2003. He ran for a Senate seat in the 2007 general election, but was defeated. Sharia law was adopted in Bauchi State during Mu'azu's tenure (in June 2001), but he denied approval of sentences of death by stoning and of amputation passed by sharia law courts. Mu'azu, a Muslim, is married and the father of seven children.

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