The All Progressive Congress (All Progressive Congress) has filed a movement on the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja stating that the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Alhaji atiku Abubakar, isn’t a Nigerian.
The Party in its petition filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election, adding that Atiku is a Cameroonian and never a Nigerian citizen, Channels Television reports.
All Progressive Congress, therefore acknowledged that the previous Vice President’s petition in opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari, its personal candidate, ought to be dismissed for lacking in advantage.
The petition learn: “The 11.1 million votes recorded in favor of the two petitioners ought to be voided and considered a waste by the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.
“The Party averred that Atiku was born on November 25, 1946 in Jada, Adamawa, in Northern Cameroon and is, due to this fact, a citizen of Cameroon and never a Nigerian by delivery.
“Previous to 1919, Cameroon was being administered by Germany and that following the defeat of Germany in World Conflict 1, which resulted in 1918, Cameroon turned a part of a League of Nations mandate territory which consisted of French Cameroon and British Cameroon in 1919.
“In 1961, a plebiscite was held in British Cameroon to find out whether or not the individuals preferred to remain in Cameroon or align with Nigeria.
“Whereas Northern Cameroon preferred a union with Nigeria, the Southern Cameroon selected alignment with the mother nation and that it was because of the plebiscite that Northern Cameroon, which included Adamawa, became part of Nigeria.”
APC, due to this fact, stated that opposite to the assertion of Atiku in his petition, he (Atiku) had no proper to be voted for as a candidate in the election to the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria held on February 23, 2019.
The party averred that by motive of Atiku not having certified to contest the election, all votes purportedly cast for him and the People\'s Democratic Party in the February 23 election are wasted votes.
APC additionally faulted the allegations of non-compliance with related legal guidelines made by Atiku and People\'s Democratic Party
The party, due to this fact, prayed the tribunal to uphold the victory of its candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, who polled 15,191,347 to emerge winner and his subsequent declaration as president-elect by INEC whereas additionally urging that the petition towards the victory should be dismissed for having no reason behind motion.
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