OrderPaperToday – From being former deputy governor, Mr. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia has now fought his way to the senate.
Hadejia was the candidate for Jigawa North East Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) and was declared the winner of the election. He polled 184,185 votes against his opponent, the serving Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator, Ubale Shitu, who scored 103,039.
The senator-elect was born in 1965 into the family of late elder statesman, Alhaji Hassan Hadejia who was until his death, the Shetima of Hadejia. He went through the Sacred Heart Primary School, Kaduna, Barewa College Zaria, School of Basic Studies, ABU zaria, from where he was enrolled into the Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and the Nigerian Law School Lagos after which he was called to the Bar. He later went to the Department of Continuing Education, at the Oxford University, United Kingdom where he obtained a Diploma in Computing in 2005.
In 1999 Barrister Ibrahim became the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Jigawa State, a position he held until 2000 when he was appointed Secretary to the State Government from where he subsequently rose to the position of Deputy Governor in 2002. He retained that until 2007 when the government handed over to a new administration.
Reporting by Owokade Oluwatomilade