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Atiku Abubakar

Date of Birth: 25 November 1946


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Opposition fall-out shakes up election plans

The flurry of secret meetings between senior Nigerian politicians in Paris and London this week points to trouble for presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and his Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP)...


Attacks shatter Abuja’s complacency

The PDP's presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar was accused of deleting social media posts condemning the murder after he was told such comments could cost him millions of votes...


Peter Obi shakes up the political class

The establishment insists that Obi stands no chance against the two main parties' septuagenarian candidates Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar veteran politicians who each have at least a hundred times more wealth at their disposal than Obi (AC Vol 63 No 15 Presidential race tightens after flagbearers pick running mates)...


Atiku and Tinubu clash on the economy

A month after their emergence as presidential candidates the economic programmes of Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar extolling the virtues of untrammelled market economics face more serious scrutiny than their chequered business histories (AC Vol 63 No 12 Rival parties set up a battle of the oligarchs)...


Tinubu summons the ghosts of Abacha's kleptocracy

His supporters are targeting Atiku Abubakar candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) which takes most of its votes from the south-east and the south-south...

They shut down trading at Alaba market in Lagos one of the biggest in the country to allow the workers to register and have used similar tactics across the south-south and south-east always targeting those younger voters unimpressed by the front-running candidates Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar...


Rival parties set up a battle of the oligarchs

The ease with which Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar defeated their rivals to win their parties' presidential nominations for next February's elections highlights their similarities – super-rich politicians who have spent three decades building up their national networks...

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Contenders in last-minute negotiations for presidential nominations as deadline extended

As INEC announced the delay delegates for the opposition People's Democratic Party were converging on Abuja to hold their convention which chose former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as their presidential candidate late on 28 May...

But in the wake of Atiku Abubakar's emergence as the main opposition candidate some officials around the Presidency in Aso Rock have started pushing the candidacy of Senate President Ahmad Lawan as a strong contender for the APC...

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