The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar his reaction to the petition by the ruling All Progressives Congress contesting his citizenship described it as “idiotic”.
The Peoples Democratic Presidential Candidate, who spoke through his media aide, Paul Ibe, told the Saturday Sun, that it is an insult to Nigerians and the office of the Vice president which he occupied for eight years.
“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,” Ibe said.
Recall that APC had filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, claiming that the PDP presidential candidate is not a Nigerian.
The party in its petition filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi, faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election, adding that he is a Cameroonian.