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Atiku Abubakar’s Biography, Age, Wives, Children, And Political Career

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Atiku Abubakar GCON is a Nigerian politician and businessman who served as the Vice President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 during the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. Do you know that he has written several books? Here’s his Biography, Age, Net worth, Wives, Awards, Children, Achievements, Political career, and more.

Atiku Abubakar

Who is Atiku Abubakar?

Atiku was born on 25 November 1946 in Jada, a village that was then under the administration of the British Cameroons – the territory later joined with the Federation of Nigeria in the 1961 British Cameroons referendum. His father, Garba Abubakar was a Fulani trader and farmer, and his mother was Aisha Kande.
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Full name: Adamu Atiku Abubakar
Date of birth: 25 November 1946
Age: 75
State of origin: Adamawa State
Place of birth: Jada, Adamawa State
Net worth:  $4 Billion
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Adamu Bello University
Wives: 4
Children: 28
Occupation: Politician, Author, Philanthropist
Parents: Garba Abubakar, Aisha Kande
Political party: Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)
Previous offices: Deputy Director at the Nigeria Customs Service, Former vice president
Social media: Instagram@
Atiku Abubakar

In 1989, Atiku Abubakar was elected the National Vice-Chairman of the Peoples Front of Nigeria in the build-up to the Third Nigerian Republic. Abubakar won a seat to represent his constituency at the 1989 Constituent Assembly, set up to decide a new constitution for Nigeria. The People’s Front was eventually denied registration by the military government (none of the groups that applied was registered), and the PFN merged with the government-created Social Democratic Party (SDP).

On 1 September 1990, Akiku Abubakar announced his Gongola State gubernatorial bid. A year later, before the elections could hold, Gongola State was broken up into two – Adamawa and Taraba States – by the Federal Government. Abubakar fell into the new Adamawa State. After the contest, he won the SDP Primaries in November 1991 but was soon disqualified by the government from contesting the elections.

In 1993, Abubakar contested the SDP presidential primaries. The results after the first ballot of the primaries held in Jos were Moshood Abiola with 3,617 votes, Baba Gana Kingibe with 3,255 votes, and Abubakar with 2,066 votes. Abubakar and Kingibe considered joining forces by combining 5,231 votes to challenge Abiola. However, after Shehu Yar’Adua asked Atiku Abubakar to withdraw from the campaign, Abiola promised to make him his running mate. Abiola was later pressured by SDP governors to select Kinigbe as his Vice-presidential running mate, in the June 12 presidential election.

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