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Umaru Altine: Did the Fulani Win the Election in Enugu?

Mallam Umaru Altine is  Mayor in some parts of Enugu state. Altine was the first to win an election for the 1952 Mayor stage, and ruled until 1958.

Mallam Umaru Altine, The First Mayor of Enugu

He ruled over us and is now Enugu municipal council in Enugu state. 

He ran for office through his NCDC party the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons; founded by Herbert Macaulay in 1944. 

The then president Nnamdi Azikiwe was also a member of the NCNC political party at the time.

It was in this party that former Nigerian President Nnamdi Azikiwe came to power.

What do we know about Malam Umoru Altine? 

He is a Fulani from Sifawa in Sokoto. 

He won the election twice. He sells cattle in Enugu. He had the support of Nnamdi Azikiwe to become the first Meywe Enugu. won by 117 votes to DT Inyang's 58 votes. 

He ruled from 1952 to 1958. He ruled before Nigeria's independence in 1960.

What is Mayor doing? 

According to 'Ide Mbano' by Goddy Uwazuruike, Major is an editor known as five or six councils today. 

Uwazuruike said the person with the Mayor level takes care of a lot of things. 

These include: road safety, schools, trade, public safety and the well-being of its residents. 

Some writers about Altine claim that he married an Igbo woman but there is no direct evidence of it. 

As it is today, It is true that it is difficult to see someone from another region in Nigeria win elections in a region other than his or her hometown, but it still happens. 

Today, an Igbo, Emeka Idimogu, is a member of parliament in Lagos state. 

Idimogu won the 2015 and 2019 elections.

Following for more historical and cultural informations

Source: BBC

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