The All Progressives Congress has replied to the election petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
APC faulted the claim by the petitioners that they obtained the authentic results of the February 23, 2019 presidential election from the Independent National Electoral Commission’s server showing that they won the election.
The APC also argued that Atiku is not a Nigerian by birth and thus not qualified to contest the office of the Nigerian President, the APC maintained that “from available records” Atiku was born on November 26, 1946, in Jada Adamawa, in Northern Cameroon and was therefore a citizen of Cameroon after he was their Presidential Candidate in 2006.
Contrarily, it should be noted that Atiku in his political career, in 25 November 2006, Atiku announced that he would run for president and on 20 December 2006, he was chosen as the presidential candidate of the Action Congress (AC) now APC.
Atiku lost the election, placing third after Umaru Yar’Adua and Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
The AC now APC as at 2006 when Atiku was the party’s Presidential Flag bearer was unable to unveil that Atiku is not a Nigerian, not until the former Vice President and PDP claimed to have scored the majority of the lawful votes in the election and prayed the tribunal to declare them as winners of the election .
APC, therefore, said that contrary to the assertion of Atiku in his petition, that Atiku had no right to be voted for as a candidate in the election to the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria held on February 23, 2019 which on February 27, INEC declared the APC alongside its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari , winner of the election with 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku, whom it said polled 1, 262,978 votes.
[13/04, 9:43 am] Galaxy Square NG: APC, where Atiku was a Presidential Candidate, Calls him Non-Nigerian