She is the second wife of Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
A blue blood, Princess Ruqayyat is the daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa. She has been married to Atiku for 32 years and is the mother to seven of Atiku’s 28 children.
Just like his ex-wife, Jennifer Iwenjiora Douglas-Abubakar (whom he divorced last year,) who played her part well as the ever-supportive wife in the campaigns leading to the 2019 general elections, Ruqayyat understands the import of her husband’s presidential ambition and has taken it upon herself to step out of her comfort zone to flag off her own campaigns on behalf of her husband.
Her involvement in his husband’s #RecoveryNigeria plans, shows how committed she is to the cause as she has single handedly been holding town hall meetings across northern Nigerian states, majorly geared at the women folk in a bid to strengthen their participation in politics and define their roles in the forthcoming elections.