Abubakar Sani Danladi is a former Acting Governor and Deputy Governor of Taraba State. He also served as the Senator representing Taraba North Senatorial Zone on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party before he was impeached.
He was born on May 20, 1967, in Bachama, Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State.
|Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State|
|Government Day Secondary School||West African Senior Secondary Certificate|
|Bachama Primary School, Taraba State||First School Leaving Certificate|
Bachama, Karim Lamido LGA, Taraba State
May 20, 1967
All Progressives Congress
Senator, representing Taraba North Senatorial District (2015-2017)
Acting Governor, Taraba State (2014-2015)
Deputy Governor, Taraba State (2011-2012)
Danladi’s political journey began in 2006 when he served as the Local Government Chairman of Karim Lamido LGA, Taraba State.
He was the running mate of Danbaba Suntai in the Taraba State 2011 gubernatorial elections. The duo won, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party.
Danladi was however impeached on the grounds of gross misconduct by the Taraba State House of Assembly on September 4, 2012. The impeachment was overturned as the Supreme Court in Abuja ruled in his favour in November 2014. He returned to office as Acting Governor of Taraba because Danbaba took ill after being involved in an air crash.
Danladi contested in the 2015 elections for the Taraba North Senatorial seat on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party – which he won. He however was sacked as a Senator by the Supreme Court on June 23, 2017.
Along the line, Danladi defected to the All Progressives Congress. It was on this platform that he contested for the governorship seat of Taraba State in 2019. He lost to Darius Ishaku of PDP.
Awards & Honours
- In 2019, a High Court barred Danladi from contesting for political offices, on the alleged grounds of Danladi falsifying his age in the documents he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the time. The ban was lifted in 2021.