We decided to present you some interesting information about this Nigerian politician, businessman and philanthropist.
He got the name of his grandfather. It is a tradition among the Fulani people to name their first sons after their paternal grandfathers .
Parents of Atiku were against western education, so at first boy didn`t go to school. After some time government discovered this fact and his parents were punished. Mother paid the fine and father spent several days in jail. At the age of 8 Atiku Abubakar enrolled into the Jada Primary School where he performed well.
He has 4 wives and 27 children all together. Married to Titi Abubakar, Rukayat, Fatima and Jennifer.
Mr Abubakar is extremely wealthy and retains considerable support, especially in the mainly Muslim north of Nigeria.
5 Affairs with Geneviene Nnaji
Rumors say that they are having an affair for several years. vice-president, who is now one of the Presidential aspirants under the Peoples Democratic Party, is said to spoilt his young babe with a beautiful mansion in the popular billionaire’s area in Jabi, Federal Capital Territory.
Son of Atiku Abubakar is married to step-daughter of President Goodluck Jonathan. The wedding was held in April 2014.
He started to earn money in estate business. And in the 1974 he built his first own house. He has a lot of companies in different areas, but the most successful ones are dealing with oil and gas logistics. He is also the founder of Adama Beverages Limited, and the American University of Nigeria (AUN), both in Yola.
His journey into the world of politics started in 1980 when he was 34. He worked behind-the-scenes on the governorship campaign of Bamanga Tukur. At that time he was managing director of the Nigeria Ports Authority.
9 Vice Presidency
Atiku Abubakar became Vice-President of Nigeria on 29 May 1999.
10 Presidental runs
Up to now he has participated in 3 presidential runs in Nigeria. First one happened in 1992, second was in 2006-2007. Atiku took third place and got approximately 7%. Third one was in 2011 and he gained 22% votes while President Jonathan got 78% according to the primaries.