Okupe was aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

Former Presidential aide Doyin Okupe has said the nomination of President Buhari as the presidential candidate of the APC is invalid.

He made this known while reacting to questions from newsmen on Tuesday.

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The former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan also wondered why the president has refused to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

Okupe said: “Actions and activities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are being dictated directly from the villa.

“If that is not the case, by now if the INEC Chairman was a truly independent person, he ought to have conveyed the message to APC and the villa that they do not have a candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

“As of today, the nomination of President Buhari is not valid. To be nominated for an election, there are some conditions that must be met as provided by the Constitution and the Electoral Act. Number one, you must be a Nigerian.

“Now, there are issues that were even confirmed by the President himself in Poland that there is doubt about his nationality, whether he is a Nigerian or a Sudanese.

“As of today, the form submitted by Buhari to INEC does not contain a certificate. What he submitted is an affidavit with a false claim that his certificate is with the Army, who had sometime issued a statement that they are not in possession of any certificate of the president.

“If I falsely swear to an oath that I am seven feet tall and measurement shows I am not that tall, I have simply committed perjury.

“Buhari is not a candidate for 2019 presidential election and the facts speak for themselves. By the action of Buhari to have gone to WAEC for an attestation showed that he knew that his certificate was never with the military and he swore to an oath falsely. That itself is ground for disqualification of the nomination of any candidate.

“This is the truth and Nigerians needs to be aware of it so that nobody creates a crisis in 2019. Head or tail, Atiku will be President of Nigeria in 2019.”