Biafra: How Atiku Became A Nigerian - Nnamdi Kanu
Atiku and Nnamdi Kanu/

Following reactions trailing his claim that the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar is from Cameroon, Nnamdi Kanu has gone ahead to explain his claim further.

The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had in a broadcast to his followers on Saturday alleged that the former Vice-President is not a Nigerian citizen but a Cameroonian.

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Kanu had said: “Some of you do not understand that the person behind the failure of Ekwueme in 1999 during PDP convention was Atiku.

“Do you know that Atiku Abubakar is from Cameroon? His area of Adamawa was in Cameroon.

Atiku has since waved Kanu’s claims away asking the IPOB leader to bring his proof.

In a statement, Atiku’s media aide Ibe Paul, challenged Kanu to show the proof that his principal is from the Central African nation.

“You media should ask him to supply the proof. It is not the man that is being accused that you will ask,” the statement noted.

“It is the person who made the allegations that you will ask to bring his proof of where he (Atiku) is from or where he is not from,” said Ibe Paul in the said statement.

Defending his earlier claim on Monday on his Twitter page, Kanu said that it was the Referendum of 1961 that made Atiku a Nigerian.

It was the Referendum of 1961 that made Atiku a Nigerian, before that he was a Cameroonian. If in doubt ask HRH Aliyu Mustapha Lamido of Adamawa. This has proved the greatest historical argument yet for the Biafra Referendum.

Concise News understands that up till 59 years ago, Atiku’s area of Adamawa was in Cameroon.

Gada was the headquarters of British Cameroon and included Jada, Atiku’s birthplace.

However, after a plebiscite, it decided to stay with Nigeria and became part of the Sardauna Province with the other part, joining Cameroon.

Kanu asked those doubting him to ask HRH Aliyu Mustapha Lamido of Adamawa. He also said that this is proof of the greatest historical argument yet for the Biafra Referendum which he and his group had earlier scheduled for February 16, 2019, the same day Nigeria’s presidential election will be taking place.

See video of Sarduana of Adamawa revealing that the larger part of his emirate is in Cameroon: