Parliament Spotlight: Rep. Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada | Kano ADP Governorship Candidate

This week, in continuation of our series on lawmakers seeking to be governors of their state, attention is on a first-term lawmaker in the 9th National Assembly and Governorship Candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Kano State
adminDecember 28, 202214 min

This week, in continuation of our series on lawmakers seeking to be governors of their state, attention is on a first-term lawmaker in the 9th National Assembly and Governorship Candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Kano State

Reputed to be the first non-indigenous politician from outside the walled city of Kano to be elected to parliament, he’s got loads of controversies too.

Check out our profile of Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada; a 40-year-old member of the House of Representatives and one-time ‘most powerful media aide’ of President Muhammadu Buhari, on this edition of Parliament Spotlight.

 

 Sharada

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LEGISLATIVE PROFILE

  • Member representing Kano Municipal Federal Constituency (2019 – date)
    All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • Chairman, House Committee on National Security and Intelligence
    Ninth National Assembly

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • As a first-term lawmaker, he was appointed Chairman of one of the most sensitive committees in the House responsible for coordinating oversight of public security and intelligence matters of the federation
  • Gave scholarship covering admission, air tickets, school fees and upkeep allowance to about 80 indigent students in his constituency to study in Sudan.
  • In 2020, he was elected as the President of the Network of African Parliamentarians for Defence and Security Committees in charge of Anglophone countries.
  • In 2021, he was elected as the President-General of the Network of African Parliamentarians for Defence and Security Committees

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POLITICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Member, Directorate of Communication (2011)
    CPC Presidential Campaign Council
  • Member, Directorate of Communication (2015)
    APC Presidential Campaign Council 
  • Personal Assistant to the President on Broadcast Media (2015 – 2018)
    State House, Abuja 
  • Governorship Candidate (2022)
    Action Democratic Party (ADP)

MAJOR POLITICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • A national daily touted the lawmaker in a June 2017 publication as the President’s ‘Most Powerful Media Aide.’
  • Sharada is acclaimed as one of the first non-indigene politicians from outside the walled city of Kano to win an election to parliament in the state
  • Sharada defeated a member of the State Executive Council (during the primaries) and the incumbent lawmaker in the 2019 National Assembly election with over thirty thousand votes.

MAJOR POLITICAL CONTROVERSIES

  • As Presidential aide, he was alleged to be pompous and flamboyant, using every opportunity to demonstrate his closeness to the president by calling him on the phone.
  • Before he fell out with Governor Ganduje, he criticised the governor for allegedly selling plots of land belonging to the state for personal enrichment.
  • In June 2021, the Ward Chapter of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) banned him from relating with members of the party for one year over complaints of alleged high-handedness.
  • In May 2022, Sharada alleged that he “narrowly” escaped an assassination plot at the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Kano
  • In August 2022, he decamped to the Action Democratic Party (ADP).READ ALSO: Parliament Spotlight: Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru | Speaker, Ebonyi State House of Assembly 

     

 Sharada

 

One comment

  • Aladeokomo Babatunde Sunday

    January 2, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    I would have wish he returns back to the parliament because the experience he is taking away from the house at this point where more than 50% of the 9th national assembly won’t be returning is a real big lose to legislative duties at the 10th assembly. Anyways I wish him well in his bid to become the chief executive of the state of Kano.

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