PDP Candidate, Atiku Abubakar is not a Nigerian – APC files petition

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PDP Candidate, Atiku Abubakar is not a Nigerian - APC files petition

PDP Candidate, Atiku Abubakar is not a Nigerian – APC files petition

A motion has been filed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal located in Abuja, stating that the Presidential Candidate of the PDP Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian.

The APC in its petition filed by Lateef Fagbemi, the Lead Counsel, faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election, adding that Atiku is a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian.

The All Progressive Congress (APC) stated that the petition brought by Atiku against its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari should be dismissed for lacking in merit.

The Petition read: “The 11.1 million votes recorded in favor of the two petitioners should be voided and considered a waste by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

“The Party averred that Atiku was born on November 25, 1946 in Jada, Adamawa, in Northern Cameroon and is, therefore, a citizen of Cameroon and not a Nigerian by birth.

“Prior to 1919, Cameroon was being administered by Germany and that following the defeat of Germany in World War 1, which ended in 1918, Cameroon became part of a League of Nations mandate territory which consisted of French Cameroon and British Cameroon in 1919.

“In 1961, a plebiscite was held in British Cameroon to determine whether the people preferred to stay in Cameroon or align with Nigeria.

“While Northern Cameroon preferred a union with Nigeria, the Southern Cameroon chose alignment with the mother country and that it was as a result of the plebiscite that Northern Cameroon, which included Adamawa, became a part of Nigeria.”

The APC stated that Atiku Abubakar doesn’t have any right to be voted for as a candidate during the just concluded election for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria held on February 23, 2019.

PDP Candidate, Atiku Abubakar is not a Nigerian – APC files petition

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