The former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, insists that the All Progressives Congress’ claim that he is from Cameroon is idiotic.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party, has reacted to the All Progressives Congress’ petition submitted at the tribunal.
Atiku has described the petition filed by the ruling party, contesting his citizenship, as idiotic.
The former Vice President, through his media aide, Paul Ibe,on Saturday said it was an insult to Nigerians and the office of the Vice President, which he occupied for eight years, for the ruling party to question his nationality.
“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 altar of politics,” Ibe said.
APC had filed the motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Friday, stating that Atiku 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.