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BREAKING: “Atiku Is Not Nigerian, Not Eligible To Run For Presidency”

todayApril 6, 2021 1

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The Attorney-General of Nigeria and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is not constitutionally eligible to vie for Presidency.

The AGF told the court that Atiku is not a Nigerian by birth.

He said the former Vice President whose home town, Jada, was formerly a part of Northern Cameroon, acquired Nigerian citizenship following a plebiscite that held in 1961.

Malami argued that, having not been born a Nigerian or by Nigerian parents, and having not met the provisions of Sections 25(1) &(2) and 131(a) of the constitution, Atiku, would be violating Section 118(1)(k) of the Electoral Act should he put himself forward as a presidential candidate

Written by: Sdb Live News

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