INFONATION SPECIAL Buhari vs Atiku: Can you predict the winner?

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    Buhari and Atiku

    The D-Day is here. President Muhammadu Buhari, flying the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, will battle it out in the presidential poll on Saturday.

    Who do you fancy to win what may turn out to be the most fiercely contented presidential election in Nigeria’s history? Below are the profiles of the top two candidates. Kindly vote and leave a comment at the bottom!

    Who will win 2019 presidential election?

    •  Buhari
    •  Atiku
    •  Moghalu
    •  Sowore
    •  Any other
    •  Too close to call

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    MUHAMMADU BUHARI

    PARTY APC
    Age                76
    BirthdayDecember 17
    StateKatsina, north-west
    EducationMilitary training in Kaduna as well as in UK, India and US
    Public careerRetired as a major general; former minister of petroleum; former military head of state; former military governor of north-eastern state; former executive chairman of PTF
    Political careerPresident since 2015
    Electoral failures2003, 2007, 2011 presidential elections
    Electoral successes2015
    Selling pointAnti-graft war
    Support baseCore north and south-west
    Social mediaTwitter: 1.85m followers @Mbuhari; Facebook: 763,064 likes, 772,221 followers
    Quotable quote“This generation of Nigeria and indeed future generations have no other country than Nigeria. We shall remain here and salvage it together.”
    Fun factIf re-elected, Buhari could become Nigeria’s second longest-reigning head of state/president with a combined period of nine years and six months. Obasanjo did 11 years and seven months.

    ATIKU ABUBAKAR

    Atiku
    PARTYPDP
    Age72
    BirthdayNovember 25
    StateAdamawa, north-east
    EducationDiploma in hygiene, diploma in law
    Public careerRetired as deputy director of Customs & Excise
    Political careerVice-President (1999-2007)
    Electoral failures 2007 presidential election
    Electoral successes1999 Adamawa governorship election, vice-president 1999, 2003
    Selling pointJobs
    Support baseSouth-east, south-south, north-central and parts of south-west
    Social mediaTwitter: 1.8m followers @Atiku; Facebook: 736,506 likes, 742,977 followers
    Quotable quote“Our country’s educational institutions are clearly not providing quality learning. Our teachers need to be taught”
    Fun factAtiku sought the governorship of Adamawa state in 1991 but after securing the SDP ticket, he was disqualified by the military government.

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