APC Has Claimed that Atiku Abubakar is Not A Citizen of Nigeria

— The All Progressives Congress claims that Atiku Abubakar is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and should not have contested in the first place. 

— The party also claimed that Atiku Abubakar was born on Nov . 25 , 1946 in Jada, Adamawa, in Northern Cameroon. 

According to the All Progressives Congress, the Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the 2019 presidential election , Atiku Abubakar, is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and should not to have even been given the chance to contest in the first place.

The All Progressives Congress made this known as a response to the election petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party against President Muhammadu Buhari before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

The All Progressives Congress faulted the grounds of the petition , adding that Atiku “ is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and ought not to have even been allowed in the first place to contest the election . ”

The party claimed that Atiku Abubakar was born on Nov . 25 , 1946 in Jada, Adamawa, in Northern Cameroon and therefore a citizen of Cameroon and not a Nigerian by birth.

The All Progressives Congress also faulted the claim of the Peoples Democratic Party that claimed that they obtained the authentic results of the February 23 , 2019 election from the Independent National Electoral Commission ’ s server which revealed that they won the election .

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Prior to this time, The Independent National Electoral Commission on February 27 , 2019 , declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari, winner of the election with 15 , 191 , 847 votes to defeat his closest rival , Atiku , whom it said polled 11 , 262 , 978 votes .

The Peoples Democratic Party responded with a 139 – page petition established on five grounds that “ from the data in the 1 st respondent ’ s ( INEC ’ s ) server … the true , actual and correct results ” from “ state to state computation ” showed that Atiku polled a total of 18 , 356 , 732 votes defeat Buhari whom they said scored 16 , 741 , 430 votes .

PDP also claimed that the results were the total votes scored by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja , as there was “ no report on sever ” about the results from Rivers State as of February 25 , 2019. And as a result, Atiku claimed to have defeated Buhari by 1 , 615 , 302 votes .

In response to this, the PDP gas replied by filing a petition through the lead counsel of the party, Mr . Lateef Fagbemi ( SAN ). Mr Latef said the data and computation of results on state – by – state basis were untrue. Claiming that only the results declared by INEC were genuine.

According to APC, against the assertion of Atiku in his petition , he has no right to be voted for as a candidate in the election to the office of president of Nigeria in the first place.

The APC also asserted that aside from that, most of the claims contained in his petition had become statute barred and that the tribunal was not the appropriate place to entertain such .

The All Progressives Congress also said that the Tribunal was not in the best possible to treat the issue of the educational qualification of Buhari as raised by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Since the period for claims and objections on such issues had expired.

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