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Atiku of Cameroon: Ineligible To Contest Presidential Election Because He Wasn’t Born A Nigerian, APC Tells Tribunal

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Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the just concluded 2019 presidential election held in february  should have been ineligible to contest in the first place because he is not a Nigerian, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said.

APC made this argument while replying to the 139-page petition filed by Atiku and The PDP before the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.

Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), its lead counsel,  said Atiku was born in Jada, now Adamawa State but then in Northern Cameroon as of his birth in 1946, and is therefore a citizen of Cameroon.

It accused the PDP of fielding a Cameroonian as its candidate, and also faulted the competence of the petition.
APC urged the tribunal to dismiss PDP’s petition for incompetence, arguing that Section 131(a) of the Constitution stipulates that a person must be a citizen of Nigeria by birth to be qualified to contest for the office of the President.
“Atiku is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and ought not to have even been allowed in the first place to contest the election,” it said.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the APC, winner,he polled a total of 15,191,847 to defeat his closest rival Atiku Abubakar of The PDP,who garnered 11,262,978 votes.

However, Atiku and  his party alledge that from the data in INEC’s server,that he actually polled a total of 18,356,732 votes while Buhari only got 16,741,430.

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