Jigawa Centenarian Reacts To Controversies Around Atiku’s Citizenship

Jigawa Centenarian Reacts To Controversies Around Atiku’s Citizenship

In respect to the news making round about the citizenship of the Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, a monarch in Jigawa State, Isyaku Adamu has reacted to the news.


Adamu in his statement claimed that the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku’s mother was from Jigawa State.

While speaking with news on Tuesday he stated that Atiku’s mother, Aisha, who was known as ‘Kande Yar-Malam’ married Atiku’s father after her first marriage crashed.

Adamu further stated that the father of the Waziri, Garba was a student who came to Dutse from Sokoto in search of Islamic knowledge when he met and later married Kande.

“He settled at our house, popularly called ‘Gidan Malamai’ (Scholars’ House). There, he met and married Kande and took her to present day Adamawa State where Mr Abubakar was born.”

“Mr Abubakar’s mother, Kande, was junior to Alhaji Ali and Azumi; they are all late now. Kande was our daughter and Mr Abubakar is our grandson.”

“We are all Fulani by tribe; our forefathers are scholars here in Dutse, that’s why our home is called Gidan Malamai.”

Recall that the All Progressives Congress had challenged Atiku at the tribunal that he was not a Nigerian and does not have the right to contest for presidency.

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