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Between heavy, middle and featherweights


The race for the presidential tickets of both the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party hots up this weekend with the planned convention of both parties. TUNDE AJAJA and ADEBAYO FOLORUNSO-FRANCIS take a look at the profiles of the aspirants, their chances and how they are likely going to fair during the primaries

Heavyweight contenders


Atiku Abubakari was born on November 25, 1946 in Jeda, Adamawa State. He is a businessman and served as Vice-President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 during the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. He has about 30 children and many wives.

In 1967 he enrolled for a Law Diploma at the Ahmadu bello University’s 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.

Since the return to democracy, Atiku has contested in all the elections.


Atiku is said to…

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