Obi Support Group Urges Tinubu to Speak Up on His Alleged Dual Citizenship
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25 presidential elections and president-elect has been asked by the Peter Obi Support Network (POSN) to clear the air on the allegation about his dual citizenship.
FCC Onwuasoanya Jones, the group’s Directorate of Strategic Communications issued this in a statement insisting that Tinubu who was declared president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), must explain to Nigerians if he actually has a dual citizenship.
David Hundeyin, an investigative journalist shared a copy of a picture of the bio-page of a Guinea Conakry passport belonging to Tinubu through his twitter handle. The picture which has been trending online since it was posted calls for explanation according to the group.
Mr Jones said Tinubu’s alleged presidential mandate was at risk because the laws of the land are explicit on the issues of dual citizenship.
“Our attention has been drawn to the bio-page of a Guinea Conakry passport belonging to Bola Tinubu, which has been trending online after popular journalist, David Hundeyin, shared a copy on his Twitter handle. The passport carried Tinubu’s image, and said it was issued in 2015, expiring five years later in October 2020”, the statement reads.
Jones further acknowledges the cordial relationship between the Guinean President, Alhpa Conde, and Tinubu which the president-elect had publicly claimed credit for helping Conde secure his re-election in October 2015.
“The allegation of dual citizenship against Tinubu has called for the need to investigate the former governor for perjury, as Section 56 of the Penal Code clearly states that whoever, being legally bound by an oath or by any express provision of law to state the truth or being bound by law to make declaration upon any subject, makes any statement, verbally or otherwise, which is false at a material particular and which he either knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, is said to give false evidence”, the statement reads.
The group argues that Tinubu needs to come out quickly to clear the air on the allegation because any political office holder with dual citizenship risks losing his mandate, according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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