Muhammadu Buhari was born 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Adamu and his mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about three or four.
A family man he is married to Aisha Buhari,they have five children together and three daughters from his first wife who died in 2006.
He ran unsuccessfully for the office of President in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress winning the incumbent President in 2015 general elections.