Minister of Justice, Malami agrees with MNK: Atiku not Nigerian


Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is ineligible to vie for president of Nigeria in what many said is an agreement with Nnamdi Kalu’s posits.

Malami said the former vice president whose home town, Jada, was formerly a part of Northern Cameroon, is not constitutionally qualified to contest for the office of president of the country because he is not a Nigerian by birth and that he acquired Nigerian citizenship following a plebiscite that held in 1961.

group under the aegis of Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa.

Aside Atiku, other defendants in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/177 are the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Malami.

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Meanwhile, both Atiku and PDP had since asked the court to dismiss the suit which they said was grossly lacking in merit.

In a preliminary objection be jointly filed with the PDP, Atiku, maintained that he is “a bonafide citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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