Presidential Candiadate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has dismissed the petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting his citizenship as “idiotic”.
The ruling party claimed that the
former Vice President is a Camerounian and not a Nigerian citizen and
his petition against Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the APC, should be
dismissed for lacking in merit.
The APC said that the 11.1 million votes recorded in favour of the two petitioners should be voided and considered a waste by the Tribunal.
position of the APC filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN),
faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election insisting that as a
Camerounian, he ought not to have taken part in the presidential poll of
Nigeria in the first instance.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
presidential candidate for the 2019 polls, 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
“ 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. “