My father will run for president again – Atiku’s son

The son of Nigeria’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Adamu Abubakar, has said his father plans to contest the 2023 presidential election.

“Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with my father contesting for the presidency. In 2023, my father will be aspiring to the number one office in the land because he has been an astute, strategic, master politician for almost four decades,” Mr Abubakar who currently serves as commissioner for works and energy in Adamawa State was quoted saying by the Punch.

He made this known while marking the one-year performance of his ministry under the leadership of Governor Ahmadu Finitiri of Adamawa state.

The commissioner also expressed the possibility of he running for his constituency senatorial seat.

Abubakar’s presidential runs

The former vice-president has had five failed presidential runs between 1993 and 2019, switching between four parties. The closest to this record is the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, who had contested for the seat thrice before he won in his fourth attempt.

His first attempt for the presidential ticket was in 1993 under the  Social Democratic Party (SDP) where he came third behind MKO Abiola and Babagana Kingibe in the party primaries.

Mr Abubakar also contested twice for Adamawa governorship seats before he won in his second attempt under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Before his inauguration as governor in 1999, he opted to run as vice-presidential candidate to the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, the seat he occupied for eight years.




– Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

One Response to “My father will run for president again – Atiku’s son”

  1. Better tell him not to run because he will pay Dept that buhari is holding

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