Atiku Abubakar in closed-door meeting with Ibrahim Babangida in Minna

Atiku Abubakar is a politician and businessman from Nigeria. During Olusegun Obasanjo's presidency, he was Nigeria's vice president from 1999 to 2007. He was born in Jada, British Cameroon, which is now in Nigeria's Adamawa State, on November 25, 1946. Once elected, he served as Olusegun Obasanjo's running mate in the 1999 presidential election and was re-elected in 2003. He first ran for governor of Adamawa State in 1990, 1997, and 1998.

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 25 elections, paid an impromptu visit to the former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (retired), on Wednesday.

Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, the former governor of Niger State, met the former vice president when he arrived at the Minna International Airport around 11 a.m. Next, he proceeded directly to the hilltop residence of the elder statesman in Minna.

According to a report, the meeting lasted for more than an hour.

Findings show that the visit has something to do with the just-concluded elections in the country and with making official complaints about the inability of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to run a free, fair, and acceptable election after his rejection and calling for the result to be cancelled.

Atiku Abubakar was also in Minna to meet General Babangida upon his return from a medical trip abroad.

Atiku lost to Bola Tinubu, the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got 8,794,726 more votes than him. He won in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states and did well enough in several other states to get the most votes overall.

The 76-year-old, who has now run for president six times, got 6,984,520 votes. The Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi, who in less than a year did things that some people have called “unprecedented” to get young people to vote, got 6,101,533 votes.

Atiku and Obi are both dissatisfied with the election results and have petitioned the court to contest the outcome of the election.

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