The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and ought not to have been allowed in the first place to contest the election.
APC said this in response to the election petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the PDP and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
APC, had faulted the grounds of the petition, adding that Atiku “is not a citizen of Nigeria by birth and ought not to have even been allowed in the first place to contest the election.”
Furthermore, APC also faulted the claim by the petitioners that they obtained the authentic results of the February 23, 2019 election from the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) server showing that they won the election.
INEC had, on February 27, 2019, declared the APC alongside its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, winner of the election with a margin of over 3million votes.
However, Atiku and PDP claimed to have defeated Buhari and APC by 1.6million votes.
The APC has said the data and computation of results on state-to-state basis were not legitimate and that only the results declared by INEC were authentic.