Connect with us


Youngest elected lawmaker in Nigeria’s history says his brother’s death paved way for him



Ibrahim Mohammed, the youngest elected lawmaker in Nigeria’s history, has said that he was nominated by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP following the tragic and unforeseen passing of his elder brother, late Barrister Abba Bello Mohammed,.

Speaking of his journey into the House of Representatives and his plans for his constituents in an interview with BBC Hausa, Mohammed, who representing Birnin-Kebbi, Kalgo, and Bunza Federal Constituency, said he won the election at the age of 27.

He said “I ventured into politics following the demise of my elder brother, who shared the same parents as me. He was initially contesting for this position, but we lost him a few days before the election.

“As a result of this unfortunate event, our community felt that the support they had for my brother should be transferred to me. They approached me and encouraged by their endorsement, I contested the election and emerged as the winner.”

Read Also: Election tribunal: Sanwo-Olu, wife voted with invalid voters card – Witness

Mohammed who is the son of a former National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Bello Mohammed Haliru, added also that, “So far, I have not encountered any significant challenges. However, one cannot predict what the future holds. Some individuals have expressed concerns regarding my age, but I firmly believe that intelligence and education are not solely determined by age. If it is Allah’s will, someone even younger than myself could be capable.”

As for his plans to do things differently, Mohammed stated, “I intend to go back to my constituency and actively seek their advice. Since I am representing them, it is essential for me to always be present, listen to their grievances, and seek their input.

“By doing so, they will feel a sense of ownership and belonging. I have made this choice because previous leaders tended to conceal their actions, and I believe in a more transparent approach.”


Click to comment

Leave a Reply