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2019: Group Ask Court To Disqualify Atiku, Says 'only A Nigerian Citizen Can Contest For President'

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The Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa has asked the Federal High Court Abuja to disqualify the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, from contesting the February 16 presidential election.
The group wants Atiku disqualified over alleged circumstances surrounding his citizenship.
The suit, which was filed on behalf of the group by Mr. Kayode Ajulo, is seeking an interpretation of Sections 25(1) & (2) and 131(a) of the 1999 Constitution.
The group named the PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission, and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice as defendants in the suit.
It also wants the court to determine, “Whether Section 25 of the Constitution is the sole authority that spells out ways by which a person can become a Nigerian citizen by birth.
“Whether by the provisions of Section 131(a) of the Constitution, only a Nigerian citizen by birth can contest for the office of president.
“Whether by the combined interpretation of Sections 25(1) & (2) and 131(a) of the Constitution and given the circumstances surrounding the birth of Mr. Atiku, he can be cleared by PDP and INEC to contest for office of the president.”
The plaintiff, in the suit, said that if the court resolves the issues in its favour, it should declare that by the provisions of the 1999 Constitution, only a Nigerian citizen by birth could contest for president.
“A declaration that by the combined interpretation of Sections 25(l) & (2) and 131(a) of the Constitution and given the circumstances surrounding Atiku’s birth, he cannot be cleared by PDP and INEC to contest for president.”
In an affidavit deposed to by one Michael Okejimi, a legal practitioner in the law firm of Ajulo, the deponent averred that Atiku was born on November 25, 1946.
“That from Atiku’s own testimony that is gazetted and published in most national dailies in circulation, he is from Jada town in Adamawa and Jada used to be in Ganye Local Government Area in Adamawa.
“That Ganye is regarded as the mother of the whole Chamba tribe and was never part of Nigeria legally as at the date of birth of Atiku.
“That none of Atiku’s parents or grandparents was born in Nigeria and his father died a citizen of Northern Cameroon in 1957 prior to the referendum of June 1, 1961 that made Northern Cameroon a part of Nigeria.
The suit has, however, not been assigned to a judge.
This suit follows claims by Nnamdi Kanu, exiled leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), that Atiku was Originally from Cameroon.

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Atiku not a Nigerian

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When you know the same rope tied both of you

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Bihari should also be disqualified

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Dandison peterside
So you guys know atiku is not a Nigerian why do you allow him in the first place

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This is serious, all caused by one man Nnamdi Kanu.

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This is seriously

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Thank u

[ @blaccolour: ] The Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa has asked the Federal High Court Abuja to disqualify the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, from contesting the February 16 presidential election.
The group wants Atiku disqualified over alleged circumstances surrounding his citizenship.
The suit, which was filed on behalf of the group by Mr. Kayode Ajulo, is seeking an interpretation of Sections 25(1) & (2) and 131(a) of the 1999 Constitution.
The group named the PDP, the Independent National Electoral Commission, and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice as defendants in the suit.
It also wants the court to determine, “Whether Section 25 of the Constitution is the sole authority that spells out ways by which a person can become a Nigerian citizen by birth.
“Whether by the provisions of Section 131(a) of the Constitution, only a Nigerian citizen by birth can contest for the office of president.
“Whether by the combined interpretation of Sections 25(1) & (2) and 131(a) of the Constitution and given the circumstances surrounding the birth of Mr. Atiku, he can be cleared by PDP and INEC to contest for office of the president.”
The plaintiff, in the suit, said that if the court resolves the issues in its favour, it should declare that by the provisions of the 1999 Constitution, only a Nigerian citizen by birth could contest for president.
“A declaration that by the combined interpretation of Sections 25(l) & (2) and 131(a) of the Constitution and given the circumstances surrounding Atiku’s birth, he cannot be cleared by PDP and INEC to contest for president.”
In an affidavit deposed to by one Michael Okejimi, a legal practitioner in the law firm of Ajulo, the deponent averred that Atiku was born on November 25, 1946.
“That from Atiku’s own testimony that is gazetted and published in most national dailies in circulation, he is from Jada town in Adamawa and Jada used to be in Ganye Local Government Area in Adamawa.
“That Ganye is regarded as the mother of the whole Chamba tribe and was never part of Nigeria legally as at the date of birth of Atiku.
“That none of Atiku’s parents or grandparents was born in Nigeria and his father died a citizen of Northern Cameroon in 1957 prior to the referendum of June 1, 1961 that made Northern Cameroon a part of Nigeria.
The suit has, however, not been assigned to a judge.
This suit follows claims by Nnamdi Kanu, exiled leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), that Atiku was Originally from Cameroon.

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I dont know what to say

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Atiku is from where?

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Let him contest

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[ @Donbig: ] When you know the same rope tied both of you

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Dalilu
Dose It means atiku is not a Nigerian?

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only a Nigerian citizen by birth can contest for the office of president.

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kayode
Good talk l love this

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The group wants Atiku disqualified over alleged circumstances surrounding his citizenship.

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The group wants Atiku disqualified over alleged circumstances surrounding his citizenship.

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Daisi
if this statement is coming from a group that is not supporting the incumbent, it will be regarded as hate speech. This is the tyranny that we are talking about.

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2019: Group Ask Court To Disqualify Atiku, Says 'only A Nigerian Citizen Can Contest For President

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nice one keep updating

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So you guys know atiku is not a Nigerian why do you allow him in the first place

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So you guys know atiku is not a Nigerian why do you allow him in the first place

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It is too late now. The election must go on

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