The PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the APC’s allegation challenging his nationality.

The APC had filed a motion at the tribunal saying Atiku has no right to challenge the result of the 2019 presidential election as he is a Cameroonian.

In response, Atiku’s spokesman has said the APC’s allegation is disrespectful to Nigerians and the office of the Vice President which Atiku occupied for eight years.

“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 alter of politics.”

This is however not the first time Atiku’s citizenship will be questioned. A group known as the Egalitarian Mission for Africa had prior to the 2019 presidential election, alleged that the PDP’s presidential candidate is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and as such not fit to contest in the election.


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