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Nigeria’s presidential hopeful Abubakar tries once more for the highest job

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Former Nigerian vice chairman Atiku Abubakar is vying as soon as once more for the nation’s high job in Saturday’s presidential elections.

That is the sixth time in three many years that Abubakar tries to succeed in the Nigerian presidency.

The 76-year outdated is campaigning for the opposition’s Folks’s Democratic Social gathering, PDP, and faces Bola Tinubu from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) get together and Peter Obi, the shock third frontrunner from the Labour Social gathering.

Abubakar is a Muslim from the Fulani ethnic group, one thing he has in frequent with present president Muhammadu Buhari.

Earlier than turning to politics within the 90s, Abubakar was already a profitable businessman.

Abubakar held the deputy government position below president Olusegun Obasanjo till 2007.

Since stepping down from workplace, he has tried to safe the presidential nomination for a number of events, together with the APC in 2015.

He returned to the PDP for the 2019 election and performed on his popularity as a businessman with a slogan “Get Nigeria working once more”.

Throughout campaigning, Abubakar promised to sort out 5 key areas. These are insecurity, the economic system, restoring the unity of Nigeria, investing in schooling, and devolving extra sources and powers to areas of the federation.

Nigeria remains to be recovering from the affect of the coronavirus pandemic and the fallout from the Ukraine conflict that has elevated gasoline and meals costs.

In keeping with the World Financial institution,inflation pushed 5 million extra Nigerians into poverty in 2022 to a complete of round 95 million or almost half the inhabitants.

Abubakar has two wives and 29 youngsters.