In respect to the allegation raised by the All Progressives Congress claiming that the former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar is from Cameron has received a reaction from the People’s Democratic Party.
The ruling party had on Friday filed a petition at the Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja claiming that the presidential candidate of PDP is a Cameroonian.
With this the party claimed that he is not eligible to contest for presidency.
Segun Sowunmi, the spokesperson of PDP Presidential Campaign Council while speaking on Channels TV, stated that the plan of APC is to distract Atiku from reclaiming his mandate.
Sowumi said “Atiku Abubakar has been the former vice president of this country and I think that when this kind of issues come up, you begin to query who exactly and what exactly is the geographical expression of Nigeria”
“Most Nigerians know a lot about Atiku’s background and everything about the former vice president is that of Nigeria.”
“In actual fact, Atiku’s grandfather is from Sokoto.”
“Atiku’s grandfather followed his friend to Adamawa, then Gongola, and Atiku’s grandfather gave birth to Atiku’s father there. But it has never been under guesswork that Atiku is a full-fledged bona fide Nigerian.”
“Atiku is a Nigerian; he’s the Waziri of Adamawa. He is former vice president, former governorship candidate and I think that every territory of Nigeria is a Nigerian territory.”
“Atiku is one of the citizens of the country, Nigeria. Atiku has been the former vice president of this country, GCON. When these kinds of issues come up, you even begin to query who exactly and what exactly is the geographical expression of Nigeria.”
He further stated that Atiku’s State which is Adamawa is part of the 36 states in Nigeria.