About Ndume

A Journey of Leadership and Service

Born on November 20, 1959, in the vibrant town of Gwoza, Borno State, Mohammed Ali Ndume is a distinguished Nigerian politician whose career has been marked by a commitment to public service. Currently holding the prestigious position of Chief Whip of the 10th Senate, he has been the voice and representative of the people of Borno South senatorial district.

Early Life and Education

Mohammed Ali Ndume’s journey into leadership began in his formative years. He attended Gadamayo Primary School in Gwoza, showcasing exceptional brilliance that earned him leadership roles such as Junior House Captain and, eventually, House Captain in his final year of Comprehensive Secondary School Mubi. His academic prowess remained unmatched, consistently securing the top position in his class.

After obtaining his Secondary School Certificate and WASC from Comprehensive Secondary School Mubi, Ndume pursued higher education at Kaduna Polytechnic, where he studied Marketing and graduated with distinction—earning an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in 1980 and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing in 1982.

Driven by a thirst for knowledge, Ndume undertook his compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at Federal Polytechnic Ilaro in Ogun State between 1982 and 1983. He then embarked on an academic journey, joining Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri as a lecturer in 1983. His commitment to education and excellence earned him a Scholarship at the prestigious  University of Toledo, Ohio, USA, where he pursued Business and Computer Education. In 1990, Ndume graduated with honors, earning both a B.Ed and M.Ed. He was recognized by the Phi Kappa Phi academic society for his outstanding performance.

Transition to Politics

Ndume’s foray into politics began in 1999 where he showed interest in being a Chairman of his Local Government Area Gwoza but did not get the position paving his way to be elected in 2003  to represent the people of Chibok/Damboa/Gwoza Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives under the banner of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). His exceptional leadership qualities quickly catapulted him to the position of Minority Leader in the 6th Assembly, where he served creditably.

In a bold move in December 2010, Ndume decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) just 100 days before the 2011 general elections. Citing injustices within the ANPP, Ndume sought a level playing ground for his political aspirations. His defection was a significant blow to the ANPP, given his pivotal role in the party. Despite the stronghold of ANPP in Borno, Ndume Emerged victorious as the Senator Representing Southern Borno.

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