TINUBU is unfit to lead Nigeria as President, fails to meet constitutional requirements – ATIKU

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TINUBU and Atiku Abubakar
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TINUBU and Atiku Abubakar
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The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25, 2023 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has said that his opponent from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was never fit constitutionally, to run for the presidency.

Atiku also asserts that he has been able to run for the office of the President of Nigeria since 1993 without any controversy because he is free from drugs and identity scandals, unlike the President -Elect, Ahmed Bola Tinubu.



The former Vice President’s comments were contained in a response to Tinubu’s and APC’s reply regarding his petition challenging the process and the outcome of the February 25 presidential election.



“Tinubu is constitutionally disabled from contesting for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Atiku insisted in a rejoinder to the president-elect’s response in which he described Atiku as a serial election loser.

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Atiku said that Tinubu is a giant in forfeiture, drug related offences and failure to disclose dual nationality to INEC. Besides, Atiku noted that his own identity, comprising age, State of Origin and educational qualifications have never been in dispute unlike those of Tinubu.



The PDP flagbearer alleged that Tinubu is unfit to lead Nigeria having been indicted for drug related offences in the United States of America (USA) and made to forfeit a sum of $460,000 as a compromise agreement.

In the response filed by his lead counsel, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), the PDP presidential candidate justified why the declaration of Tinubu as President-elect cannot stand, adding that it is against the law for Tinubu to hold dual citizenship of Nigeria and Guinea, having voluntarily acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Guinea.

He also accused Tinubu of not disclosing facts of his constitutional qualifications in his Form EC9 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), contrary to the provisions of the law.

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Justifying his request for the annulment of the declaration of Tinubu as President-elect, Atiku said that Tinubu and APC never won majority of the lawful votes cast in the February 25 presidential election.

Amongst others, the PDP presidential candidate maintained that Tinubu failed part of the constitutional requirements having failed to secure 25% of the votes cast in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, as constitutionally required.

He insisted that the return of Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election is undue, unlawful and invalid because Tinubu did not meet the constitutional requirements as to qualification.

Rather than addressing the issues raised against him and the disputed election, Atiku said that Tinubu deliberately chose not to answer points of substance in the petition and opted for contradictory and vague facts.

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Reacting to another issue raised against Atiku’s petition, the former Vice President claimed that his petition did not in any way constitute a gross abuse of any court process, adding that the originating summons of February 28, 2023, filed at the Supreme Court by Adamawa, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta , Edo, and Sokoto states have since been discontinued.

He added that parties in the suit of the six PDP controlled states are not the same in his own petition and therefore prayed the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to discountenance the objections and the averments raised against the petition by Tinubu and grant him all the reliefs sought in the petition.



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