Monday, September 25, 2023

Tinubu can’t be president — he holds Guinean citizenship, Atiku tells Tribunal

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Bola Tinubu, president-elect, ought not to have contested the election owing to his dual citizenship of Nigeria and Guinea.

Atiku made the claim in his response to Tinubu’s preliminary objection filed before the presidential election petition court in Abuja.

Shortly after Tinubu was declared the president-elect, there were reports that he allegedly obtained citizenship of Guinea.

The allegation generated varied reactions on social media, with many arguing that having dual citizenship bars Tinubu from contesting elections in the country.

Tinubu’s relationship with Alpha Conde, the former president of Guinea, has also come under scrutiny.

It was on Wednesday reported that Ousmane Yara, a Guinean ambassador to African Union (AU) for Agenda 2063, said Tinubu was recognised by Conde as a special envoy.

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