That Atiku served as a vice president for eight years does not make him a Nigerian, “That is irrelevant.”- Keyamo

That Atiku served as a vice president for eight years does not make him a Nigerian, “That is irrelevant.”- Keyamo

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 presidential campaign spokesman, Festus Keyamo has said that even though the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar served as a vice president for eight years that still does not make him a Nigerian.

Keyamo said it is irrelevant to consider him as a Nigerian because of his service to the nation rather he urged those who are informed” to go and read thoroughly Section 131 in conjunction with Section 25 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

Speaking on Channels Television on Sunday night, he said that the party’s decision to test the matter in court was a collective decision reached by more than 18 senior advocates representing the President and the APC at the Election Petition Tribunal.

He said: “Did you have access to security reports then; did the court look at that issue at that time? We are talking of qualifications to be President of Nigeria, not qualifications to be a Customs officer

“The matter has never been tested in court before does not provide a platform for someone to keep doing something that is wrong.

“The issue of citizenship was just one of the six grounds raised to challenge the petition filed by the PDP at the Tribunal.”

 

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