Biography Of Atiku Abubakar, Age, Career, Political Life, Net Worth
Biography Of Atiku Abubakar, Age, Career, Political Life, Net Worth
In this article we discuss and share with you information about nigerian politician and most successful business man Atiku Abubakar we discuss about his Age, Early Life, Career, Education Background, Political Life, Net Worth and pictures.
Full Name:- Atiku Abubakar
Nike Name:- Atiku
Date Of Birth:- 25 November 1946
Place Of Birth:- Jada (British Camerons)
State Of Origin:- Adamawa State
Age:- 74 Years Old
Occupation:- Politician, Business Man
Net Worth:- 900,000,00 Dollars
Who Is Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar is one of the most popular nigeria Politician and most successful business man in nigeria.
In 1999 to 2007 Atiku Abubakar served as the vice president of nigeria during the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo.
Atiku Abubakar in 1990, 1997 he ran as the governor of Adamawa State and later in 1998 being elected before becoming Olusegun Obasanjo running mate during the 1999 presidential elections.
Atiku Abubakar had been in Politics since 1993 and has contested on five time unsuccessfully for the office of president of nigeria in the years 1993, 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019.
Atiku Abubakar Contested in 1993 on social democratic party SDP for the presidential primaries losing to moshood Abiola and Baba Gana Kingibe.
In 2007 Atiku Abubakar was a presidential candidate of the action congress in presidential election coming in third to Umaru Yar’Adua of the PDP and Muhammad Buhari of the ANPP.
In 2007 presidential election Atiku Abubakar Contested for the presidential primaries of the people democratic party. and losing out to incumbent president Good Luck Jonathan.
Atiku Abubakar Joined (APC) All Progressive Congress in 2014 ahead of the 2015 presidential election and contested the presidential primaries losing to Muhammadu Buhari.
Atiku Abubakar returned back to (APC) People Democratic Party in 2017 and was the party presidential candidate during the 2019 presidential election and again losing to president Muhammad Buhari.
Early Background Life Of Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar was born in the village of Jada, Adamawa State Nigeria. Atiku Abubakar was on 25 November 1946 and was the administration of the British cemeroons the territory later joined with the federation of nigerai in the 1961 british cameroon’s referendum.
Atiku Abubakar father his a Fulani man and trader by name Garba Abubakar was also a farmer and Aisha Kande his mother. Atiku was named after his paternal grandfather Atiku Abdulqadir who hails from wurno, sokoto state and migrated to kojoli village at Jada, Adamawa State, Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar lose his father in 1957 by drowning while crossing a river to Tonnga a neighboring village to Jada.
Education Background Of Atiku Abubakar
His father was opposed to the idea of Western education and tried to keep Atiku Abubakar out of the traditional school system.
When the government discovered that Abubakar was not attending mandatory schooling, his father spent a few days in jail until Aisha Kande’s mother paid the fine.
Atiku Abubakar at the age of eight enrolled in the Jada Primary School Adamawa state nigeria. In 1960 after completing his primary school education he was admitted into Adamawa Provincial Secondary School in the same year alongside 59 other students.
In 1965 Atiku Abubakar graduated from secondary school after he made grade three in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
Abubakar studied a short while at the Nigeria Police College in Kaduna State Nigeria. He left the College when he was unable to present an O-Level Mathematics result, and worked briefly as a Tax Officer in the Regional Ministry of Finance from where he gained admission to the School of Hygiene in Kano in 1966.
Atiku Abubakar graduated with a Diploma in 1967 having served as Interim Student Union President at the school.
In 1967 Atiku Abubakar enrolled for a Law Diploma at the Ahmadu Bello University Institute of Administration, on a scholarship from the regional government.
After graduation in 1969 during the Nigerian Civil War he was employed by the Nigeria Customs Service.
Atiku Abubakar successfully completed and passed his Masters degree in International Relations at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom In 2021.
Political Background Career Of Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar started is political career in the early 1980 when he worked behind-the-scenes on the governorship campaign of Bamanga Tukur who at that time was managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority.
He canvassed for votes on behalf of Tukur, and also donated to the campaign.
Atiku Abubakar met General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Towards the end of his Customs career and he had been second-in-command Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters between 1976 and 1979.
Atiku Abubakar was drawn by Yar’Adua into the political meetings that were now happening regularly in Yar’Adua’s Lagos home which gave rise to the Peoples Front of Nigeria (PFN).
The PFN included politicians such as Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Baba Gana Kingibe Bola Tinubu Sabo Bakin Zuwo, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila and Abubakar Koko.
Atiku Abubakar was elected the National Vice-Chairman of the Peoples Front of Nigeria in the build-up to the Third Nigerian Republic In 1989.
Atiku Abubakar won a seat to represent his constituency at the Constituent Assembly, set up to decide a new constitution for Nigeria 1989.
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).
Atiku 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 On 1 September 1990.
AtikuAbubakar 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.
Atiku Abubakar contested the SDP presidential primaries. The results after the first ballot of the primaries held in Jos was: 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 combining 5,231 votes to challenge Abiola In 1993.
However, after Shehu Yar’Adua asked Atiku Abubakar to withdraw from the campaign, with Abiola promising 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.
After the June 12 and during the General Sani Abacha transition AtikuAbubakar he showed interest to contest for the Gubnetorial seat of Adamawa State under the United Nigeria Congress Party, the transition program came to an end with the death of General Abacha.
In 1998, Abubakar joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and later secured nomination for Governor of Adamawa State, winning the December 1998 governorship elections but before he could be sworn in he accepted a position as the running mate to the PDP presidential candidate former military head of state General Olusegun Obasanjo who went on to win the 1999 presidential election ushering in the Fourth Nigerian Republic.