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Atiku Abubakar

Date of Birth: 25/11/1946


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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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Blame game scuppers reform

The field is already crowded with other defectors: former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar (1999-2007) is now back in the PDP for a third time, while Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto Governor, who has also flirted between rival parties, said on 16 August that he was 'under intense pressure from various quarters' to stand for the presidency...


A split by any other name

The top two contenders are Kwankwaso and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who is favoured by Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike...


Cracks spread in APC alliance

Another aggrieved heavyweight is the former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who has since returned to the PDP...


Friends with benefits

That group, called the New PDP (nPDP), was led by Usman Bugaje, an ally of the then Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar...


An election on autopilot

One of its favoured contenders is Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president who has jumped between most of Nigeria's political parties over the last 20 years...


Return of the Jagaban

Over a year ago, at the height of Buhari's ill-health, Tinubu had announced he would be a candidate for the 2019 presidential elections and had been meeting discreetly with former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, another contender...

The day that Buhari arrived in Lagos, Atiku Abubakar announced he would be seeking the presidential nomination of the opposition People's Democratic Party...

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Who goes first?

The PDP's most prominent contender is former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, a multi-millionaire and leading shareholder in the Intels company...


The Tinubu test

That reinforced suspicions about Tinubu's reliability in the Buhari entourage which seemed confirmed when reports emerged of clandestine meetings between Tinubu and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to discuss a challenge to Buhari...


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