Biography of Mohammed Ali Ndume

Mohammed Ali Ndume was born on 20th November 1959 in Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State. He is a Nigerian politician and a member representing Borno South in the 9th Senate. Ali Ndume is a member of the All Progressive Congress(APC)

Educational background

Senator Ali Ndume attended Gadamayo Primary School in Gwoza where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1972. Ndume proceeded to Comprehensive Secondary School Mubi in then Gongola now Adamawa State from 1973 to 1978 where he obtained Secondary School Certificate.

Ali Ndume proceeded to study Marketing at the Kaduna Polytechnic in 1980 Ndume obtained Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in 1982 he obtained Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing. Ndume went for the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) at the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro in Ogun State between 1982 – 1983

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In 1988, Ali Ndume was offered scholarship by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Post-Graduate Scholarship to study Business and Computer Education at the University of Toledo Ohio, United States of America.


In 1983, Ali Ndume became a lecturer at the Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri where he rose to the rank of a Senior lecturer till he entered politics in 2003.

Ali Ndume joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest in the 2003 general election. He was elected to represent Chibok/Damboa/Gwoza Federal Constituency. In 2007, he was re-elected under the platform of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP). He was the minority leader.

In 2010, Ali Ndume defected to Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) over what he sighted as injustice in ANPP. Ndume said he was no giving a level playing ground to contest in the ANPP primaries. PDP reopened sales of nomination form. Alhaji Sanda Garba stepped down for Ali Ndume to contest to represent the Borno South in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. In 2011, Ali Ndume defeated Dr.

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Asaba Vilita Bashir of the ANPP while Alhaji Unaru Ibrahim of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) came third with 146,403, 133,734 and 20,414 respectively.

In 2011, Ali Ndume was reported to be linked to Boko Haram terrorist group after a suspected Boko Haram terrorist was arrested upon interrogation by the Nigerian State Security Service’s, the suspected Boko Haram member and spokesman, Mallam Ali Konduga was alleged to have linked Ali Ndume to the terrorist group.

In 2015, Ali Ndume was re-elected to the Nigerian senate under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He was elected the Senate Majority Leader but was impeached in 2016 by APC Senators.

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In March 2017, Ali Ndume was suspended for Six Months by the 8th Assembly Senate committee on ethics and privileges headed by Senator Anyanwu. The committee recommended a one year suspension for Ali Ndume.

In 2019, Ali Ndume was elected for a third term to the Senate under the All Progressive Congress (APC). He contested for the seat of the Senate President but lost to Senator Ahmed Lawan.

Personal life

Ali Ndume is married to the Former Minister for Women Affairs Hajia Maryam and Aisha Ndume

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