Ex Senator Abubakar Sodangi dies at 70

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Senator Abubakar Danso Sodangi, is dead.



The former senator, who represented Nasarawa West for 12 years in the Nigerian Senate, breathed his last on Sunday at the age of 70.


Sodangi served as the Chairman of the Campaign Council for the re-election of Governor Abdullahi Sule in 2023.


Sodangi was one of the founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He was elected Senator in the Nasarawa West Constituency of Nasarawa State in May 1999 and was re-elected in 2003 and 2007.


After resuming his seat in 2007, he was appointed to committees on Judiciary, Human Rights & Legal Matters, Interior Affairs, Foreign Affairs and Federal Capital Territory.


He worked as a preventive Officer with the Department of Customs & Excise (1974–1977).


Sodangi then attended the school of Preliminary Studies, Keffi (1977–1979) and the University of Sokoto (1979–1983), gained an LLB (Hons).


He attended the Nigeria Law School, Lagos, becoming a Barrister at Law in May 1984.


He is a member of several professional bodies including Commonwealth Lawyers Association, African Bar Association, International Bar Association and Human Rights Institute.


The politician became a Member of the Board of Directors of PRTV, member of the National Human Rights Commission and Assistant Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Judiciary.


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