Atiku Abubakar GCON is a Nigerian super politician, businessman, philanthropist and Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party at the 2019 Nigerian general election.
According to Forbes, Atiku Abubakar net worth is estimated at 7.3 Billion USD., making him one of the top richest African Politicians in the world.
Meanwhile, he had served as the 11th vice-president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 under the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. A position that he held and made a lot of net fortunes.
Although, it is widely rumored that it was Atiku’s treachery and disloyalty to his boss (the then president of Nigeria Obasanjo), that made his boss to vow not to allow him to become the next president of the country in 2007.
Consequently, when Olusegun Obasanjo was to hand over power to the Northern axis, Atiku declared his interest to contest for presidential election but Obasanjo never allowed him to get the party ticket.
Thus, his bid to succeed Obasanjo in 2007 did not only receive a great trauma but also instigated a national commotion.
First, Atiku had to leave the platform of Peoples Democratic Party to Action Congress, wherein he was giving a ticket to contest for President of the country.
It is on record that Obasanjo, through the instrumentality of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) never allowed Atiku to contest on the grounds that he had been indicted for financial misconduct by an investigating panel set up at his behest.
Meanwhile, Atiku doggedly, challenged the findings of the panel and the actions of the INEC in the Supreme Court.
Consequently, the Supreme Court ordered the electoral commission to restore Abubakar’s name onto the presidential ballot.
Atiku ran on the platform of the Action Congress, but lost in the election, placing third after Umaru Yar’Adua and Muhammadu Buhari of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) and All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) respectively.
Atiku however did not give up as he later contest in the recently concluded elections in Nigeria, where he contested for president.
During the election, Atiku was able to get the support of Ndigbo by adopting their son, Peter Obi as his running mate.
This move made Prof Ben Nwabueze (SAN) a renowned author and constitutional lawyer to promise to live and see his victory.
On February 27, 2019, Atiku lost the presidential race to President Buhari.
In the result released, Atiku claimed the result was not valid as their where so many irregularities in the election result.
He is willing to contest the election in court describing the election as “worst in Nigeria’s democratic history.”
Meanwhile, was born on 25th November 1946 in Jada.
Age 72 years.
He married four wife with twenty eight children.
He had his educational career in Ahmadu Bello University (1967–1969).
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