APC Claims Atiku Not A Nigerian, Gives Proof-Atiku Reacts
The All Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, the motion clearly stated that the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is not a Nigerian.
The Party in its petition filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election, adding that Atiku is a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian citizen, qualifying his citizenship as ”idiotic”
APC, hence stated that the former Vice President’s petition against President Muhammadu Buhari, its own candidate, should be dismissed for lacking in merit
Early on Saturday morning, the presidential candite of the people’s democratic party spoke through his media aide, Paul Ibe, he told a news agency, that it was an insult to Nigerians and the office of Vice President which he occupied for eight years, for the APC to question his nationality.
“That is idiotic. It is idiotic. And it is ridiculous. Atiku Abubakar is a former Vice President of Nigeria.
“Are they telling us that a former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not a Nigerian? That is disrespectful to Nigerians and for the office he has held, which other people will hold and will continue to hold.
“Everything must not be on the altar of politics,”
A Nigerian news agency had reported that APC has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, stating Atiku is not a Nigerian.
The party in its petition filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi, faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election, adding that he is a citizen of Cameroon.