The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the recently concluded February 23rd presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has come out to refute the claims which where made by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC that he is not a citizen of Nigeria. He has gone on to reveal his real roots.
Recall that in a petition which was filed at the presidential election tribunal, the APC had alleged that Atiku is not a Nigerian by birth. In their petition, the APC had stated that Atiku was born in Cameroon and so is a Cameroonian by birth and as such, is not eligible to run for president.
Responding to APC’s claim, Atiku in statement himself and his party jointly filed before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, denied the claim. The former Vice President said he was born on November 25, 1946, in Jada, Adamawa State, therefore he was a Nigerian.
He said while his father, Garba Atiku Abdulkadir, hailed from Wumo in the present-day Sokoto State, his mother, Aisha Kande, hailed from Dutse, now Jigawa State. The response in part reads:
“Contrary to the allegations contained in paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the 3rd respondent’s (APC’s) reply, the petitioners state that the 1st petitioner (Atiku) is a citizen of Nigeria by birth and thus qualified to vote and be voted for and returned in the election to the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, held on Saturday February 23, 2019 going by the relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
“The 1st petitioner was born on November 25, 1946, in Jada, Adamawa State, by Nigerian parents and he is, therefore, a citizen of Nigeria by birth. The 1st petitioner’s father, Garba Atiku Abdulkadir, was a Nigerian by birth who hailed from Wumo in the present-day Sokoto State, while the mother, Aisha Kande, was also a Nigerian who hailed from Dutse in the present-day Jigawa State.
“The parents of the 1st Petitioner are both Fulani, a community/tribe indigenous to Nigeria.
“The birth of the 1st petitioner in Jada, in the present-day Adamawa State of Nigeria, was occasioned by the movement of his paternal grandfather called Atiku, who was an itinerant trader, from Wumo in the present-day Sokoto State to Jada in company with his friend, Ardo Usman. That in Jada, Atiku, the grandfather of the 1st petitioner, gave birth to Garba who in tum gave birth to the 1st petitioner and named him after his father, Atiku.
“The 1st petitioner’s mother, Aisha Kande, was the grand-daughter of Inuwa Dutse who came to Jada as an itinerant trader too from Dutse in the present-day Jigawa State. All averments concerning Germany, British Cameroons, League of Nations and Plebiscite are false and misleading in relation to the 1st petitioner and therefore completely irrelevant more so that the 1st petitioner is a Nigerian by birth within the contemplation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
“The averments in the aforesaid paragraphs are indeed fabricated, contrived, made in bad faith and designed to embarrass the 1st petitioner” he said.
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People where just abusing Atiku because they don’t like him at all,but i don’t know what he did to them.I am advising people to stop doing all this what will not help them,please and please.
A drowning man catches whatever straw at sight to save himself, but such straw(s) does not possess the power to save him! Raising irrelevancies as nationality of political contenders by APC wouldn’t give it the desired result.
apc leadership are well known for lie they are to distract public attention away from facts.
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