Alhassan Ado Doguwa Biography
Alhassan Ado Garba, also known by his alias Alhassan Doguwa, was born on August 14, 1965, and he currently holds the position of Majority Leader in the Nigerian House of Representatives. He is a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and represents the Doguwa/Tudun Wada Federal Constituency in Kano State.
Doguwa will be 57 years old as of 2023. By August 14th, 2023, he will be 58 years old.
Alhaji Ado, his father, was a well-known politician.
He belonged to the NEPU, whose chairman was the late Mallam Aminu Kano, and was one of the most prominent politicians in the first republic. The Northern Elements Progressive Association gave birth to the union.
The party, which was thought to be one of the major political forces in Northern Nigeria, was established on August 8, 1950, in Kano State.
The Zikist National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons, as well as the well-known Northern Peoples Congress (NPC), which was regarded as having federal clout, later joined forces to form a potent opposition.
Later, Alhassan’s father enrolled in the United Progressive Grand Alliance (UPGA), but he later was elected to the Kano State Assembly on the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) platform.
At King Abdulaziz Hospital in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, he passed away in 2018.
Honourable Ado graduated with a First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) from Dadin-Kowa Primary School.
At Government Secondary School in Gaya, he completed his secondary education and earned the West African Senior Certificate (WASC).
He continued his education at Bayero University in Kano, where he majored in mass communication and earned a first-class diploma in 1990.
Alhassan Ado Garba, who has four wives and 28 children, firmly believes in having a large family.
However, one of his wives passed away from a headache.
Doguwa stated in an interview with Thisday that “Every time you say someone in my close family is ill, I am quite concerned. Furthermore, I lost my second wife to a headache, which is the reason. I slept in the chamber of this woman, who was in good health. She told me she had a headache as we got up to pray at six in the morning.
I went to the drugstore to get her some medication, but when I got there, she had already passed away.
Alhassan Ado Doguwa Early Life
He was born on August 14, 1965, into a Hausa political family. Alhassan Ado is the son of a senior figure in the Kano-based First Republic NEPU, which later merged with the United Progressive Grand Alliance (UPGA). The Northern People’s Congress (NPC), the ruling party in Nigeria at the time, faced fierce national opposition from the UPGA at that time. The late Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) administration witnessed Alhaji Ado, the father of Hon. Garba, win a seat in the Kano State House of Assembly.
Alhassan Ado Garba, a person with a strong focus, entered politics right away after earning his degree from Bayero University Kano. 1992 saw his election as a representative for the now-defunct Social Democratic Party, and he quickly established himself as a member of the House. At Bayero University Kano, Alhassan Ado Garba earned a First Class degree in mass communication. He was a key supporter of Engr. Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s campaign for deputy speaker of the Third Republic’s House of Representatives.
Alhassan Ado Doguwa Political Career
Alhassan Ado Garba was elected in 1992 to the Nigerian National Assembly’s House of Representatives on the platform of the since disbanded Social Democratic Party. He was one of the key figures in the Third Republic’s House of Representatives who supported the choice of Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for the position of Deputy Speaker.
Alhassan Ado Garba was chosen in 2000 to serve as the governor of Kano State’s special adviser on the environment. Later in his career, he worked for Chief Adolphus Wabara and Senator Ken Nnamani, both of whom were Presidents of the Senate, as a Special Adviser on Governmental Affairs and Political Party Affairs.
Hon. Alhassan Ado was elected to the House of Representatives in 2007 and is now the vice chairman of the committee overseeing the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). After serving as the chairperson House Committee chairperson on the MDGs, Hon. Doguwa was re-elected in 2011 by the resourceful citizens of the Tudun Wada/Doguwa Federal Constituency, proving once again that he is a value to Parliament. Hon. Doguwa has diligently served the nation and particularly his constituents. He has put forth a lot of effort to serve both. As chairman of the African Network of Parliamentarians on MDGs, Hon. Alhassan also occupies another position.
Garba was chosen to serve for a fourth term in the Lower Chamber after his candidate for the Speakership, Femi Gbajabiamila, was defeated by Yakubu Dogara in 2015, and he was re-elected with a landslide as the 8th Assembly’s Chief Whip. This happened after Garba was chosen to serve in the Lower Chamber for a fourth time in 2015. In contrast, his acceptance as Chief Whip created a rift in his relationship with Femi Gbajabiamila, which ultimately tore their team apart and put a stop to their protracted romance.
Alhassan Ado Doguwa Wife
A man named Alhassan Ado Garba has four wives and a total of 28 kids. He strongly supports having a big family.
In November 2022, Murtala Garo, the APC’s deputy governorship candidate, said that Alhassan Doguwa had hit him with a teacup when they were in a meeting.
Speaking to BBC Hausa, Garo said, “When he invaded the meeting, he started disputing 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.”
However, the deputy governor countered that they are not sharing money because no one gives them money to share. He then questioned why he was not invited despite serving as the majority leader, and this is when the discussion descended into a fight.
Mr. Doguwa hurled a teacup at me in front of the deputy governor after accusing me of destroying his flags, which I disputed.
Vote for APC or you are dealt with’
In December 2022, Alhassan Doguwa was heard urging party supporters to deal with anyone who would not be voting for the APC in a widely circulated video.
“To God who made me, you must vote for APC on election day, or we deal with you.
“I’ll repeat it again: either you support the APC on election day, or we deal with you.
He said, “Repeat after me, in Doguwa you either vote for APC or we deal with you,” as the audience erupted in cheers.
Doguwa claimed in an interview with Channels TV on Tuesday that his goal was to inspire rather than frighten supporters.
N70 million need for election
In a widely shared video, Doguwa complained that he would require N70 million in cash for the elections on February 25, 2023.
“And don’t forget the point I made as a partisan member that the policy is against the ruling party in itself because Nigerians that are not happy will look at it as a policy of the government of the APC,” he continued in an interview. You announce a policy 30–40 days before elections that is not well received by Nigerians, and whether we like it or not, that policy will be perceived as the government’s platform. Therefore, those of us in the APC are not pleased.
Alleged assault of a journalist
Abdullahi Yakubu, a reporter for the Leadership Newspaper, filed a lawsuit against Hon Doguwa for allegedly beating him when he attended a news conference at the lawmaker’s home.
Having known Yakubu for more than 30 years, Doguwa apologized to the journalist, saying, “I am very sorry over the issue.”
Speaking up, he declared, “It was never on purpose; even Abdullahi Yakubu is aware of the kind of person I am.
Sincerely, Yakubu is the only journalist who has genuinely supported my efforts to this point.
“Even in certain cases when we co-write the story, I correct him in some of the writeups, and we would both be pleased with the outcome.
“Also, occasionally when I would come up with write-ups, he would professionally rebuke me by saying, ‘This is wrong in journalism.’
I have known Abdullahi for more than 30 years, as I mentioned previously, therefore with this, I have officially apologized to him because the word “assault” in the lawsuit against me made me uneasy. I am a journalist, and I am conscious of human rights.
“This is due to the fact that, like troops and police, journalists work in the field. I’m quite respectful of them,” he remarked.
Killing of several persons and burning the secretariat of NNPP
For his suspected involvement in the murder of numerous people and the burning of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) secretariat on February 25, 2023, Alhassan Ado Doguwa was detained by the police.
The NNPP campaign secretariat in Tudunwada was set on fire, and the police have confirmed that at least three people died as a result.
During the crisis that erupted during the compilation of the results of the Doguwa/Tudunwada House of Representatives election, which Doguwa was ultimately adjudged to have won, two people perished from fire injuries.
A magistrate court in Kano remanded Doguwa in custody a few days later.
On Wednesday, Doguwa was accused of engaging in criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, illegally possessing a firearm, damage, and causing a commotion in public.
The federal politician was held by Magistrate Ibrahim Mansur Yola until March 7, 2023, so that the bail application could be heard.
Aisha Salisu, the prosecutor, informed the court that the offense was committed on February 26 in the Tudun Wada local government area of Kano by Doguwa and a man named Bashir Dahiru.
Salisu claimed that the lawmaker shot and killed Ibrahim Dauda with a gun while also injuring two others on their hands and legs.
The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) office in Tudun Wada Dankadai was set on fire as a result of a conspiracy between the defendants and five other people who are still at large, the prosecutor told the court.
Six people suffered various injuries at the aforementioned NNPP office, while two people lost their life there.
Honours and awards
Alhassan Ado Garba was awarded the traditional titles of Yariman Dadin Kowa and Sarkin Yakin Burum Burum in 2013 by the district heads of the Doguwa and Tudun Wada local governments, respectively.
Additionally, in October 2022, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, GCON, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, bestowed upon him the prestigious national honor of the (OON).