By JAMES EZEMA
He represented Oshodi-Isolo in Lagos State in the House of Representatives on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) for two terms between 1999 an 2007. He was reelected in 2003.
He was elected Senator for Osun West in Osun State, Nigeria in the April 2011 national elections, running on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) platform.
Standing for the ACN in the 2007 Senate election for Osun West, he was defeated by late Senator Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Osun-West Senatorial District by-election Committee had disqualified him ahead of the APC primary in a letter signed by its chairman, who is Zamfara State House of Assembly Speaker, Sanusi Rikiji, and secretary, Maj.-Gen. Charles Airhiavbere (retd.).
The letter was given to Hussein on Sunday. The committee, however, cleared Adeleke’s younger brother, Ademola Adeleke, for the primary election but told Hussein that he could appeal his disqualification.
However, Hussein appealed the election decision, presenting evidence that included video clips showing ballot boxes being taken away by thugs and voters being threatened with dangerous weapons, but the tribunal did not consider this sufficient to overturn the result.
Other aspirants had stepped down for Hussein and Adeleke shortly before the screening started last Saturday.
The party’s Director, Media and Strategy, Barr Kunle Oyatomi in a statement said that by the regulation of the party, the decision of the NWC of the party is final.