Nigerian politician who served as Vice President of Nigeria between 1999-2007 as a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). He won the presidential nomination of the PDP in October 2018 en route to his fourth career presidential bid in the general elections.
He graduated with his diploma in law from Ahmadu Bello University in 1969 during the Nigerian Civil War.
He served for twenty years in the Nigeria Customs Service, and eventually became the Deputy Director. He was elected the Governor of Adamawa State in 1998.
He is a practicing Muslim, and as of October 2018, has four wives. He has shared 23 children with them.
He served as a Vice President for Olusegun Obasanjo during his term between 1999-2007.