Alhassan Doguwa: Biography, Education, Career, Marriage, Net Worth, Achievements, and Controversy
Alhassan Doguwa is currently the majority leader of the House of Representatives of Nigeria in the 9th Nigeria National Assembly (NASS).
He represents the Tudun-Wada/Doguwa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.
The 9th National Assembly is a bicameral legislature inaugurated on 11 June 2019; the assembly will run its course until 11 June 2023.
Who is Alhassan Doguwa? Biography, Wikipedia
His real and full name is Alhassan Ado Garba. He is popularly known as Alhassan Doguwa and was born on August 14, 1965.
Doguwa, as at 2023, is presently 57 years old. He will be 58 years old by August 14, 2023.
His father, Alhaji Ado, was a prominent politician.
He was one of the foremost politicians and members of the first republic Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU), whose chairperson was the late Mallam Aminu Kano. The union was an offshoot of the Northern Elements Progressive Association.
The party, which was reputed to be one of the leading political parties in Northern Nigeria was founded in Kano State, on 8th August, 1950.
It later emerged as major opposition with a strong alliance with the Zikist National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons as well as the popular Northern Peoples Congress (NPC) which was known to have federal might.
Alhassan’s father later joined the United Progressive Grand Alliance (UPGA) but subsequently became a member of the Kano State Assembly under the platform of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).
He died in 2018 at King Abdulaziz Hospital, Makkah Saudi Arabia.
Honourable Ado attended Dadin-Kowa Primary School, where he obtained the First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC).
He had his secondary education at Government Secondary School, Gaya, where he obtained the West African Senior Certificate (WASC).
He proceeded to Bayero University Kano where he studied Mass Communication and graduated with a first-class degree in 1990.
Alhassan Ado Garba is a firm believer in large family, he has four wives and 28 children.
He, however, lost one of his wives to headache.
In an interview with Thisday, Doguwa said; “Every time you say someone is sick in my immediate family, I become very worried. And the reason is that I lost my second wife to a headache. This was a lady that I slept in her room and was hale and hearty. By 6 a.m we rose to pray and she told me she had a headache.
“I went to get her some drugs but before I came from the pharmacy, she was dead”.
Honourable Garba Doguwa began his political career in 1992 when he was elected into the Federal House of Representatives under the Social Democratic Party (SDP). In 2000 he served as Special Adviser to the Kano State Governor on the environment.
He returned to the Federal House in 2007 to represent Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2015. He is a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Until 2015, he was Chairman at Millennium Development Goals Committee. He was also a member of the Drugs & Narcotics, Public Petitions, and Niger Delta Development Commission Committees.
He is currently the Chief Whip of the House of Representatives.
The deputy governorship candidate of the APC, Murtala Garo, in November 2022 alleged that Alhassan Doguwa attacked him with a teacup during a meeting.
Speaking with BBC Hausa, Garo said; “When he invaded the meeting, he started disagreeing that he was not involved in the meeting because it was a time of sharing money but when it comes to the difficult task of the party he will be invited,” Mr Garo said.
“But the deputy governor replied that they are not sharing money because nobody gives them money to share, he then asked why he was not invited despite his position as the majority leader, and that is how the argument turned into a quarrel.
“Mr Doguwa accused me of destroying his banners which I denied; he grabbed a teacup in front of the deputy governor and threw it at me”.
‘Vote for APC or you are dealt with’
Alhassan Doguwa was heard in a viral video, in December 2022, inciting party supporters to deal with anyone who would not be voting for the APC.
“To God who made me, on election day, you must vote for APC or we deal with you.
“I’m saying it again: on election day you either vote for APC, or we deal with you.
“Repeat after me, in Doguwa you either vote for APC or we deal with you,” he said amidst a chorus of applause from the audience.
During an interview with Channels TV on Tuesday, Doguwa stated that his intention was to motivate rather than intimidate supporters.
N70 million need for election
Doguwa in a viral video reacting to the naira scarcity lamented that he will need N70 million in cash for the February 25, 2023 polls.
Speaking during an interview, he also stated; “And don’t forget the point I made as a partisan member that the policy in itself is against the ruling party because Nigerians that are not happy will look at it as a policy of the government of the APC. 30-40 days to elections you come out with a policy that is not widely accepted by Nigerians and whether we like it or not that will be seen as the program of the government. So those of us in the APC are not happy about it”.
Alleged assault of a journalist
Hon Doguwa was sued by Abdullahi Yakubu, a correspondent of the Leadership Newspaper for allegedly assaulting him when he attended a press conference at the lawmaker’s residence.
Apologising to the journalist, Doguwa said he has known him (Yakubu) for more than 30 years and “I am very sorry over the issue”.
Speaking, he said; “It was never intentional because even Abdullahi Yakubu knows the kind of person I am.
“Honestly, if there has been any journalist that seriously promoted my activities so far, it is Yakubu.
“Even in some instances, we write the story together, where I correct him in some of the writeups and we would be happy over the whole scenario.
“Also, in some cases I come up with writeups, he would correct me, saying professionally, ‘this is wrong in journalism.’
“Just like I said earlier, I have known Abdullahi for over 30 years, so with this, I have publicly apologised to him because it was the word assault in the case against me that left me in jittery. Because I am aware of human rights and that of a journalist.’’
“This is because journalists are like soldiers and police, their job is a front-line job. I have a lot of respect for them,” he said.
Killing of several persons and burning the secretariat of NNPP
Alhassan Ado Doguwa was arrested by the police for his alleged role in the killing of several persons and burning of the secretariat of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) during the February 25, 2023 election.
The police had confirmed that at least three persons were killed when the campaign secretariat of the NNPP in Tudunwada was set ablaze.
Two persons were burnt to death during the crisis that broke out during the collation of the results of Doguwa/Tudunwada House of Representatives election, which Doguwa was eventually declared to have won.
Few days later, a magistrate court sitting in Kano remanded Doguwa in prison.
Doguwa was charged to court on Wednesday over alleged criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, unlawful possession of a firearm, mischief, and public disturbance.
Ibrahim Mansur Yola, the magistrate, remanded the federal lawmaker till March 7, 2023, for a hearing of the bail application.
The prosecutor, Aisha Salisu, told the court that Doguwa and one Bashir Dahiru committed the offence on February 26, at Tudun Wada local Government area of Kano.
Salisu said the lawmaker used a gun and shot one Ibrahim Dauda to death and injured two persons on their legs and hand.
“The defendants conspired with five others now at large and conducted themselves in a manner to cause a breach of public peace and burnt the office of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Tudun Wada Dankadai,” she told the court.
“Two persons lost their lives at the said NNPP office, while six persons sustained various injuries.”
Honours and awards
Alhassan Ado Garba has a Traditional Title of Sarkin Yakin Burum Burum, and Yariman Dadin Kowa conferred to him by both theDistrict Heads of Doguwa and Tudun Wada Local Governments respectively in 2013.
He was also conferred the prestigious national honour of the (OON) in October 2022, by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCON, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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