Senator Abubakar Mahdi is a consummate administrator, distinguished politician and astute businessman, who demonstrated exceptional integrity in leadership both in corporate and public service opportunities.
Senator Mahdi represented Borno South Senatorial District of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1992 on the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and served as Chairman Senate Committee on Commerce and Industry.

He was also elected into the 4th Senate in 1999 on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and served meritoriously as Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Member Senate Committee on Security & Intelligence, Member Senate Committee on Power & Steel, Member Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory.
He played a significant leadership role in shaping contemporary Borno state politics at the inception of the 4th Republic. He is the Executive Chairman of A. M. Holdings Nigeria Ltd, with interest in several corporate and public institutions.

Senator Mahdi is the current Chairman, Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) the political platform founded by the late General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua. The platform remains relevant and has continued to contribute in shaping Nigeria’s political landscape till date. He holds the traditional title of Tafidan Gwoza, a Member of Gwoza Emirate Council and a King Maker.