Abubakar Atiku Bagudu is the All Progressives Congress (APC) governor-elect for Kebbi State.
He used to be a PDP senator for Kebbi Central.
The APC campaigned on the platforms of “change” and anti-corruption.
But Bagudu was a bag man for dictator Sani Abacha. According to the US Department of Justice:
“General Sani Abacha was the President of Nigeria from 1993 to 1998. During his time in office, General Abacha, Mohammed Sani Abacha, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Bagudu) and others embezzled and extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from the Government of Nigeria. Abacha and his associates then transported and laundered the proceeds of those crimes through the United States.
“Between January 1994 and June 1998, General Abacha, Aliyu Ismaila Gwarzo (Gwarzo) and others prepared letters requesting funds from the Government of Nigeria, based on the false pretence that they were needed to ensure national security and the stability of General Abacha’s regime.
“In order to execute this scheme, Gwarzo submitted letters to General Abacha in his capacity as National Security Advisor, requesting millions of U.S. dollars, British pounds sterling, and/or Nigerian naira, to address unidentified ‘emergencies’ that threatened Nigeria’s national interest. General Abacha approved these request and disbursed the requested funds.
“These funds, however, were not used to ensure national security or stability of the regime. Instead, these funds were diverted to shell companies and personal accounts created by Mohammed Sani Abacha or Bagudu.”
These are the people that promised to bring “change” to Nigeria. But then again, Buhahari, the main “change agent”, once claimed that Abacha was not corrupt.