Atiku Abubakar Background
Atiku Abubakar was born on the 25th November, 1946 in Jada village, area of Adamawa State. He lost his only sister at a tender age and this made him to be one and only child of his dear parents.
Being a practising Muslim, Abubakar has four wives with 28 children. He his a businessman, politician and also a philanthropist.
Atiku Abubakar Political Career
Atiku began his political career as an underground agent during Bamanga Tukur’s campaign as the Governor of his State. Thereafter, he met Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, who invited him to a political meetings that usually holds in his house. Not long after, he maneovered his way and became the People Front of Nigeria national vice-chairman.
After holding several offices within his political party, he tried becoming the Governor of Adamawa State in 1991 but he failed. Subsequently, he cross-carperted to People’s Democratic Party where he later emerged as the Governor of Adamawa state.
Atiku Abubakar Tenure as the Vice-President.
On the 29th of May, 1999, Atiku Abubakar was sworn in as the vice-president of Nigeria under the leadership of President Olusegun Obasanjo. In 2006, Abubakar and his boss, president Olusegun Obasanjo had a clash over his move to amend the constitution of the land.
Essence, Obasanjo’s motives for amending the Constitution is to allow him run for presidency for the third time. This cause a big chaos between them and they became a total stranger to each other.
Atiku’s Presidential Run
Atiku has had the will and the passion to become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria right from his onset as a politician. He had tried on different occasions but to no avail.
In 1992, Atiku had made a move to ran for Nigeria president under Social Democratic Party, where he lost to MKO Abiola and Babagana. He tried again in 2006 under the auspices of Action Congress (AC) and thereafter, he came third, behind Musa Yar’Adua of PDP and Muhammadu Buhari of ANPP candidate.
In the same vein, Atiku Abubakar race to become the president continue as he contested for president in the 2011 general elections. This time, representing the Peoples Democratic Party. Unfortunately again, he the primaries to the former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
Still on the mission of becoming the president, Atiku Abubakar announced his intentions to run for Nigeria President under the auspices of PDP in 2018. He however won the nomination at the party’s convention on October 7th.
A feat he attained by spending huge amount of dollars on delegates. Buy unfortunately enough, Atiku Abubakar the presidential election again to President Muhammadu Buhari this time around on the 27th of February, 2019.
Atiku Abubakar Net Worth
Atiku is a successful business owner and astute politician. He definitely has enough money and assets registered to his name. No doubt about that. Being a politician, it is practically impossible to ascertain the real and actual net worth he his having.
But nevertheless, a rough estimate of all his traceable assets and earning were made by networthhouse.com, and Atiku Abubakar has been estimated to worth $1.4billion.