Abdulsalami Abubakar (born June 13, 1942) is a retired Nigerian Army General who was military President of Nigeria from 9 June 1998 until 29 May 1999.

He succeeded Sani Abacha upon Abacha’s death. It was during Abubakar’s leadership that Nigeria adopted its new constitution on 5 May 1999, which provided for multiparty elections.

Abubakar transferred power to president-elect Olusegun Obasanjo on 29 May 1999.

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