22.9 C

CJN’s sons win APC, PDP NASS tickets in Bauchi




TWO sons of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad have emerged as Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), respectively, in Bauchi State.

Siraj Ibrahim, the elder son, picked the ticket of the APC to contest for the Bauchi North Senatorial seat in the 2023 general elections.

He emerged the party’s candidate after defeating the incumbent Senator representing the constituency, Adamu Bulkachuwa.


PDP to conduct fresh primary in Bauchi after winner of guber ticket steps down

APC crisis: Abdullahi Adamu reconciles with aggrieved NWC members

Court orders forfeiture of ex-Ministry of Health finance director’s university

- Advertisement -

APC presidential primary: Ahmed Lawan woos delegates

The state returning officer for the APC primary, announced that Siraj polled 189 votes, while his closest rival, Ibrahim Baba, got 177 votes.

Sule Katagun got one vote, Ladan Yusuf got four votes while the incumbent Bulkachuwa, Safiya Dass and Ibrahim Zailani did not get any vote.

The CJN’s other son, Sani Ibrahim Tanko, won the PDP primary election in Shira Giafe Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives

Sani was declared the PDP candidate to represent the constituency in the National Assembly after he was elected unopposed.

As a result of the development, the CJN’s sons are likely to be members of the Senate and House of Representatives in the next National Assembly.

Author profile

Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: umustapha@icirnigeria.com. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.


If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.



Buhari to confer national honours on Chimamanda Adichie, 436 others

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari will confer the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) national honour...

Nigeria will be safer before end of Buhari’s tenure – chief of staff

IBRAHIM Gambari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, has promised that Nigeria would...

Police arrest two for illegal possession of firearms in Lagos

THE Lagos State Police Command has arrested two persons for illegal possession of firearms...

El-Rufai condemns lynching of herders in Kaduna

KADUNA State governor Nasir El-Rufai has condemned the murder of two persons by a...

NDLEA arrests ex-footballer at Lagos airport for cocaine trafficking

THE National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says its operatives have arrested an ex-footballer,...

Most Read


Subscribe to our newsletter