Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Bola Tinubu ,the President-elect has dual citizenship of Nigeria and Guinea.
In a fresh suit filed before the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting in Abuja, Atiku also accused Tinubu of hiding some facts related to his constitutional qualifications in his Form EC9 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which he says is contrary to the provisions of the law.
In the response filed by his lead counsel, Mr Chris Uche, SAN, Atiku said that his identity, comprising age, state of origin and educational qualifications contrary to that of Tinubu had never been in dispute.
He insisted that Tinubu was constitutionally unfit to contest for the president’s office.
In addition, he alleged that Tinubu was unfit to lead Nigeria having been indicted for drug-related offences in the United States and made to forfeit a sum of 460,000 dollars as a compromise agreement which he paid.
According to the PDP presidential candidate, Tinubu holds dual citizenship of Nigeria and Guinea. He said that he voluntarily acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Guinea.
Atiku added that he was challenging the declaration of Tinubu as president-elect on the grounds that Tinubu and APC did not win a majority of the lawful votes cast in the Feb. 25 presidential poll.
He said that Tinubu failed part of the constitutional requirements having failed to secure 25% of the votes cast in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, as constitutionally required by the law.
The return of Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election was undue, unlawful and invalid because he did not meet the constitutional requirements, he said.
Atiku argued that Tinubu deliberately chose not to answer points of substance in the petition and opted for extraneous facts, contradictory, evasive, speculative and vague assertions.
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