Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the elections petition tribunal.
The APC had claimed that Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian by birth.
The ruling party argued that by virtue of his not being a Nigerian by birth, Atiku was not qualified to have contested the last presidential election.
The APC noted that Atiku was born on November 25, 1946, in, Jada, now Adamawa State, then in Northern Cameroon, “and is, therefore, a citizen of Cameroon.”
Atiku reacting through his media aide, Paul Ibe, told Saturday Sun, that it was an insult 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.