PDP Replies APC Over Claim That Atiku Is A Cameroonian

By Ikenga Chronicles April 15, 2019

PDP Replies APC Over Claim That Atiku Is A Cameroonian

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday replied the All Progressives Congress (APC) over claim that  PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian.

Recall that the APC, in its defence at the presidential election tribunal had said that Atiku was not a Nigerian but from Cameroon.

But the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, said Atiku’s citizenship was being disputed by individuals whose ancestry had always been a subject of debate.

He added that the claim was a calculated attempt by the APC to trivialise and divert attention from the compelling issue of the alleged APC rigging of the 2019 Presidential election.

According to him, such diversionary tactic had, however, only helped in further exposing  that the APC had no answers to the plethora of presentations by the PDP before the tribunal that Atiku won the election.

Ologbondiyan said: “Whereas Atiku Abubakar’s citizenship by birth, even under our constitution, cannot be contested, it is indeed the biggest irony of the year, that Atiku’s citizenship is being disputed by individuals whose ancestry has always been a subject of debate.

“These individuals include those who, being not sure of their origins; have no love for Nigeria and even refused to be on the side of our nation at the 1985 summit of the defunct Organisation of Africa Unity in Addis Ababa.”

He added, “Such persons prefer to deploy our national resources for infrastructural development in affiliated places outside the shores of Nigeria, when our country is in dire need of attention.”

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