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Atiku Abubakar

Date of Birth: 25 November 1946


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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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Deadline dramas

That suggests that former Vice-President and billionaire businessman Atiku Abubakar from Adamawa state in the north-east is set to win the party nomination again...


Consensus candidate plan upsets the frontrunners

On that basis party veterans point to two frontrunners – ex-governor of Lagos Bola Tinubu for the APC and ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar (AC Vol 63 No 8 Vice-President Osinbajo's bid challenges APC leader Tinubu and bank governor Emefiele)...


Transfer window still open

That is bad news for the PDP's top presidential contenders from the north former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from Adamawa State and Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal...

Obasanjo wants to shape the next elections after reluctantly backing his former deputy Atiku Abubakar in a failed run in 2019...


Edo's not so merry-go-round

Atiku Abubakar Vice-President from 1999 to 2007 who ran for the PDP in 2019 (after seeking the APC nomination four years earlier) may be past his sell-by date...


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