Victory!!! Atiku Releases Mighty Evidence To Election Petition Tribunal, To Prove He Is Not A Cameroonian

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The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has debunked notions that he is Cameroonian by birth, and thus not qualified to contest the election of 23rd February, 2019.

Atiku who was born in Jada, in 1946, in present day Adamawa State, but then part of Northern Cameroon, said that he was born by Nigerian parents, and therefore ‘a citizen of Nigeria by birth”.

According to his response to the All Progressives Congress’, APC, filing before the Presidential Election Tribunal, Atiku disclosed that his father, Garba Atiku Abdulkadir, was a Nigerian by birth, who hailed from Wurmo, in present day Sokoto State, while his mother, Aisha Kande, was also a Nigerian, who hailed from Dutse, in present day Jigawa State.

“The parents of the 1st Petitioner (Atiku), are both Fulani, a community/tribe indigenous to Nigeria”, his Lawyers said.

“The birth of the 1st Petitioner in Jada, in present day Adamawa State of Nigeria, was occasioned by the movement of his paternal grandfather called Atiku, who was an itinerant Trader, from Wurmo, in present day Sokoto State, to Jada, in the company of his friend, Ardo Usman.

“That in Jada, Atiku, the grandfather of the 1st Petitioner, gave birth to Garba, who in turn gave birth to the 1st Petitioner, and named him after his own father, Atiku.

“The 1st Petitioner’s mother, Aisha Kande, was the grand-daughter of Inuwa Dutse, who came to Jada as an itinerant Trader too from Dutse, in present day Jigawa State.

“That all averments concerning Germany, British Cameroons, League of Nations, and Plebiscite, are false and misleading, in relation to the 1st Petitioner, and therefore, completely irrelevant, more so that the 1st Petitioner is a Nigerian by birth, within the contemplation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, (as amended).

“The averments in the aforesaid paragraphs are indeed fabricated, contrived, made in bad faith, and designed to embarrass the 1st Petitioner.”

Atiku maintained that the votes he secured in the Presidential election were not wasted votes, and still claimed that he got more votes than President Buhari.

To buttress his Nigerian citizenship, Atiku listed his career path and political activities, and the awards and honours, that he has received so far.

These included his being a civil servant in the Nigerian Customs Service for over 20 years, retiring as a Deputy Director; a Politician for about 30 years, who in 1992, contested the Presidential primaries, under the platform of then Social Democratic Party, SDP, alongside the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola, and Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe.

He also mentioned his participation in the 1999 Governorship election, in Adamawa State, in 1999, which he won, and the Presidential elections of 1999 and 2003, which he won as running mate to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Mentioned also, was his being a recipient of the National Honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON, and holder of the Traditional title of Turakin Adamawa, from 1982 to 2017, when he was elevated to Wazirin Adamawa.

“In 2007, the 1st Petitioner contested the Presidential election under the platform of the Action Congress, AC, and the 2nd Respondent contested under the platform of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP.

“In 2014, the 1st Petitioner and the 2nd Respondent contested the Presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the 3rd Respondent, for the 2015 Presidential election.”

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