PDP to APC: Those with doubtful origin rejected Nigeria for Sudan in 1985

By Editor on 14/04/2019

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Buhari and Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to direct their searchlight on who needed to prove their Nigerianness to the person who voted for Sudan against Nigeria in the contest for the office the Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), in 1985.

The party threw the challenge, while dismissing what it described as the reckless and groundless claims by the ruling party that its Presidential candidate in this year’s election, Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian and unfit to contest the office in Nigeria. 

President Muhammadu Buhari, in one of his grounds of diffence to Atiku’s challenge of his re-election in the February 23, at presidential election petition tribunal, had claimed the former VP should not have contested the election in the first place because he was born a Cameroonian.

Arguing that the move, was a calculated attempt by the APC to trivialise and divert attention from the compelling issue of their criminal rigging of the 2019 Presidential election, it said the “disingenuous claim is also a woeful design by the APC to overburden, distract and bog down the Presidential election petition tribunal with trivialities, lies and falsehood, so as to derail the course of justice.”

The party stressed that such diversionary tactic had however only helped in further exposing the fact that the APC had no answers to the plethora of overwhelming evidence before the tribunal that the election was won by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

The statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, read further: “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 Organization of Africa Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa.

“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.

“The apparent links were further manifested in the participation of aliens in the campaigns of a particular Presidential candidate in Kano.

“Moreover, this claim by APC appears to contain explanations as to why its administration has remained insensitive to the challenge of insurgency, general insecurity and economic travails of Nigerians in the North East, particularly in Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Taraba states.

“In any case, Nigerians should not despair as the PDP and Atiku Abubakar will not be distracted in the pursuit of our mandate. The PDP has implicit confidence in the competence of our legal team to handle the diversionary  antics and technicalities of the APC to unnecessarily overstrain the tribunal and derail the course of justice in the matter.”




Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on April, 14 2019

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