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Vice Presidential Candidate Namadi Sambo

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Born on August 2, 1954, Vice President Namadi Sambo, running mate to President Goodluck Jonathan, was born on August 2, 1954 in Zaria, Kaduna State.

He was sworn in as Vice President on 19 May 2010.

An architect by training, Sambo is an alumnus of the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

In 1988, he was appointed Commissioner for Works, Transport and Housing in Kaduna State and left the service of the state in 1990 and went back to private practice.

He was elected governor of Kaduna State in May 2007 until his nomination by Jonathan, who assumed office on May 18, 2010, following the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua. On 19 May 2010, Namadi Sambo was formally sworn in as Vice-President.



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