The claims of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian by birth has been mocked by several citizens of the country.
Naija News recalls that the all progressive congress made the accusation and argument in its reply to the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP before the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja. The party faulted the competence of the petition and prayed the tribunal to dismiss it for being incompetent.
Meanwhile, the Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the elections petition tribunal
Atiku, who spoke through his media aide, Paul Ibe, told Saturday Sun, yesterday, that it is an insult to Nigerians and the office of Vice President, which he occupied for eight years, for the APC to allege that he is not a Nigerian.
He said everything must not be about politics. According to him, “ 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. “
See the reactions of Nigerians bellow
Obasanjo is your hero but he said Atiku has paternal issues. Nnamdi Kanu is your hero, he said Atiku is from Cameroon! In fact, Kanu said he would remove his underwear if his allegation on Atiku is false.
— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) April 13, 2019
APC said that Atiku is cameronian, by extension it means Adamawa State is not part of Nigeria. But they went to campaign in Adamawa. Now is it right to say that the votes they got from Adamawa is invalid? @inecnigeria need to cancel the presidential election.
— #RIPHauwa (@iamJimmyGentle) April 12, 2019
Petition Questioning PMBi's Certificate Was a Joke. PMB Responded in Kind. ATIKU is a Cameroonian.
WHO WAN DIE, CAN DIE!
— Retson Tedheke (@retsonbiz) April 13, 2019
“Northern Cameroons became the Sardauna Province of Northern Nigeria on 31 May 1961"
Therefore, ATIKU is not a NIGERIAN BY BIRTH!!! He became a Nigerian on the above date.
Nigerian Constitution says that you can only contest for President if you are CITIZEN BY BIRTH!!
— Muhammad Bello Kusharki (@mbkusharki) April 13, 2019
Atiku: Buhari didn't win 2019 election, I am the rightful winner. I have evidence.
Tribunal: Buhari, can you defend yourself. Show us evidence you are the actual winner.
Buhari: Atiku is not a Nigerian by birth.
Many things are fundamentally wrong with the party, APC. pic.twitter.com/FnI2Oz5L8o
— ONYEDIKA ANAMBRA (@governmentson) April 13, 2019
It’s on record that it’s ONLY for the purpose of justifying the Biafran #Referendum that compelled @MaziNnamdiKanu to flag Atiku’s Adamawa being part of Cameroon until it joined Nigeria through Referendum. APC has taken it too far by stating in Court that Atiku is not a Nigerian.
— aloy ejimakor (@AloyEjimakor) April 12, 2019
So everyone the age of Atiku in Adamawa state is not a Nigerian by birth?
According to Buhari's defence.
— Umuode Village Zone (@UmuodeZone) April 13, 2019