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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar has dismissed as “idiotic” the petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting his citizenship.

Concise News reports the former vice-president, who spoke through his media aide, Paul Ibe, says it is an insult to Nigerians and the person of the former Vice President for the APC to question his nationality.

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“That is idiotic. It is idiotic. And it is ridiculous. Atiku Abubakar is a former Vice President of Nigeria.

“Are they telling us that a former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is not a Nigerian? That is disrespectful to Nigerians and for the office he has held, which other people will hold and will continue to hold.

“Everything must not be on the altar of politics,” Ibe fumes.

Concise News had reported that APC has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, stating Atiku is not a Nigerian.

The party in its petition filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi, faults the candidacy of Atiku in the election, adding that he is a Cameroonian.