Asheik Jarma

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Asheik Jarma
Governor of Borno State
In office
1 October 1983 31 December 1983
Preceded by Mohammed Goni
Succeeded by Abubakar Waziri

Asheik Jarma was elected Governor of Borno State, Nigeria in October 1983, holding office briefly until the military coup on 31 December 1983 that brought General Mohammadu Buhari to power. He was elected on the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) platform. [1]

Borno State State in Nigeria

Borno, also known as Borno State, is a state in north-eastern Nigeria. Its capital is Maiduguri. The state was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State. Until 1991 it contained what is now Yobe State. It is the homeland of the Kanuri people in Nigeria.

Nigeria Federal republic in West Africa

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.

National Party of Nigeria Nigerian political party

The National Party of Nigeria (NPN) was the dominant political party in Nigeria during the Second Republic (1979–1983).

In the lead up to restoration of democracy in 1999, Jarma was a founding member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). [2] In April 2001 the PDP suspended Jarma from its Board of Trustees for one month for flirting with other political associations. [3] In November 2001 he was a member of the interim contact and mobilisation committee for the newly formed United Nigeria Democratic Party (UNDP). [4]

Peoples Democratic Party (Nigeria) Political party in Nigeria

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies generally lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum. It won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, and was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. Currently, PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.

In July 2008 a Senate ad hoc committee probing a food crisis implicated Jarma among others for abandoning £11.4 million worth of silo contracts. [5] In October 2009 he denied that he had attended the kick-off meeting of the recently launched National Democratic Movement (NDM) and said he had always been a bona fide member of the PDP. [6] In December 2009 Jarma endorsed the PDP candidature of Ambassador Saidu Pindar for Borno Governor in the 2011 elections. [7]

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