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Atiku Abubakar

Date of Birth: 25/11/1946


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Election credibility on trial

Promising to call evidence from forensic scientists statisticians and psephologists the People's Democratic Party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar filed his petition challenging the official results of the 23 February election that gave Muhammadu Buhari another term in the presidency (AC Vol 60 No 5 The stayaway election)...


The stayaway election

Although Muhammadu Buhari comfortably defeated his main challenger Atiku Abubakar in presidential elections on 23 February voter turnout was just 35...


Errors of judgement

The furore comes just as signs are appearing that opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar has been gaining ground on Buhari in recent weeks...


A poll without passion

Some of the blame lies with the septuagenarian front-runners: incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and challenger and ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar...


Sharks in an oily soup

When Atiku Abubakar defied expectations and emerged as the PDP candidate in Nigeria's presidential election one of the key figures lobbying at the party's convention on his behalf was Aliyu Mohammed Gusau a veteran spy chief...


Election bored game

A higher turnout in the opposition heartlands of the south-south and south-east will benefit the People's Democratic Party and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar...


Clean-up gets murky

The position of the ailing 75-year-old looked far more certain until former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar announced himself as the People's Democratic Party candidate after his defection from APC last year and sought support in the Niger Delta (AC Vol 59 No 23 Promises promises)...


Promises, promises

He has endorsed the PDP's presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar having excoriated him at length in his autobiography and in the country's colourful newspapers...


The Brexit connection

The leading opposition Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar is a strong supporter of Brexit believing that it will open new trading opportunities for Africa...


Now the race looks serious

That's when former President Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed his once Vice-President and newly crowned leader of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar...

Atiku Abubakar has chosen former Anambra governor Peter Obi as his running mate to shore up support in the region and to ride on Obi's reformist credentials which remain strong from his period in office and may redress Atiku's poor reputation on governance...

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