Ahmadu Rufa'i

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Ahmadu Damyama Rufa'i was a Misau politician who was an elected senator representing Bauchi Central during the Nigerian second republic. He was also a member of the Northern Nigeria House of Assembly in the early 1960s.


Rufai was born on August 12, 1919. He attended Misau Elementary School, Bauchi Middle School, (1928-1936) and Kaduna College. He also went to the Samaru, Zaria College of Agriculture. In the 1950s, he worked in the Northern Nigeria civil service as an agriculture specialist and later became a loan officer with the Northern Region Development Corporation.

He was a former chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority.

Electoral history

1979 Bauchi Central senatorial election

  • A.D. Rufai, NPN 47,495
  • Aliyu Wazirin Jalan, GNPP 34, 859
  • Ahmadu Liman Katag, PRP 8,634
  • Adamu Wanza, UPN 2,716