Atiku, who served as the VP to Olusegun Obasanjo, who was also a military Head of State and, later, an elected president, is confident of sending Buhari home to Daura.
– Atiku Abubakar (Peoples Democratic Party) – Atiku Abubakar is well-known to Nigerian voters, having been vice-president under Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007, and is a serial presidential contender.
Former presidents Mbeki and Olusegun Obasanjo, of Niegeria, were the founders of the APRM, meant to be a voluntary self-monitoring mechanism for African states to encourage conformity with political, economic and corporate governance values.
It was a massive new thinking that had its roots in the Vision 20:2020 economic dream of about 10 years earlier under President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Nigerians voted and elected Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa, Presidents Shehu Shagari, MKO Abiola, Olusegun Obasanjo, Musa Yar’adua, Jonathan Goodluck and now Muhammadu Buhari.
At least 77 candidates have declared interest but poll analysts say it will be a two-horse race between the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president in Olusegun Obasanjo's regime, Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku Abubakar (Peoples Democratic Party) Atiku Abubakar is well-known to Nigerian voters, having been vice-president under Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007, and is a serial presidential contender.
Although he saw it as a betrayal at the time: “If we had (gone that route), we might have ended up another Zimbabwe.” * Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage, by Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Herbst and Tendai Biti.
Tunji Bosun Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday said he had not fled Nigeria, contrary to the false reports trending on the social media.
2023 Presidency: Osinbajo playing to the gallery — Adebanjo, Okupe The most favoured zones are North-Central, which occupied the topmost seat for 18 years and five months through Generals Yakubu Gowon, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar; North-West, 17 and a half years, through General Murtala Muhammed, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Buhari,late General Sani Abacha, and late Dr Umaru Musa Yar’Adua; and the South-West through General Olusegun Obasanjo and Chief Ernest Shonekan.