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In 1956, Mallam Umaru Altine became the first mayor of Enugu Municipal council.

In 1956, Mallam Umaru Altine became the first mayor of Enugu Municipal council. He hails from the old Sokoto province, he was however not appointed but was elected Mayor of Enugu two times. He was Secretary General of the Zikist movement and was identified with the NCNC.
During elections NCNC decided to nominate him at the coal camp where he lived. He contested and won the election. The second election was even more significant in the sense that NCNC had asked him to step down for somebody else and he refused. Instead he resigned from NCNC, ran as an independent candidate and beat the NCNC candidate.

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