The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has dismissed the petition filed at the presidential election tribunal by the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting his citizenship.
The former vice-president, who spoke through his media aide, Paul Ibe, told Saturday Sun, that it was “idiotic” and “disrespectful to Nigerians and the office” of Vice President which he occupied for eight years, for the APC to question his nationality.
“That is idiotic. It is idiotic. And it is ridiculous. Atiku Abubakar is a former Vice President of Nigeria.
“Are they telling us that a former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not a Nigerian? That is disrespectful to Nigerians and for the office he has held, which other people will hold and will continue to hold.
“Everything must not be on the alter of politics,” Ibe said.