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2019 presidency: What Atiku, Secondus said during PDP Lagos rally

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that he would fulfil his promise to restructure Nigeria if elected in Saturday’s presidential election.

The former Vice President gave the assurance during PDP’s campaign rally in Lagos State on Tuesday.

He stated that unlike the All Progressives Congress, APC, which he claimed has failed to deliver on its promises, he would fulfill his promises to create jobs for millions of unemployed Nigerians.

Atiku also promised to remove congestion in Lagos state which he said had virtually crippled the economy of the state.

He said, “Let me assure you and let me assure the people of Lagos state and South-West, you know I am not like APC. When I promise something I will do it. I promised Nigerians that I am going to restructure this country, I am going to do it.

“Look at what they have done. Our traffic cannot move. On the day the President was coming, they removed all the trucks. No sooner he left all the trucks are back. With a PDP government, you are not going to have this congestion again. So the people of Lagos, please vote for PDP all the way.”

Also speaking, the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, said by electing his party in the forthcoming elections, Lagos would regain freedom from the “hand of emperor”.

He decried that many industries and businesses had shut down in Lagos which is the commercial capital of the Nigeria since the APC assumed power.

“Since 2015, there has been go-slow in Lagos, all businesses shut down, all industries shut down. Unemployment has increased. Economy has collapsed. Security has collapsed,” he said.

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Shehu Sani reacts as APC claims Atiku not a Nigerian

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has reacted to the claim by the ruling All Progressives Congress that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian.

The APC had yesterday filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.

The Party, in the petition filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election, claiming that Atiku is a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian citizen.

APC, hence stated that the former Vice President petition against President Muhammadu Buhari, its own candidate, should be dismissed for lacking in merit.

Shehu Sani said the claims could reignite frosty issues between Nigeria and Cameroon.

He tweeted, “The ruling had Be cautious in your politics not to reignite Nigeria Cameroun frosty historical issues, so that they don’t renew claims to the old Sardauna province and then we will end up loosing a potion of our northern territory like the Bakassi.”

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Atiku reacts to APC’s claim at Election Tribunal that he’s not Nigerian

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

The former vice-president, who spoke through his media aide, Paul Ibe, told Saturday Sun, that it was an insult to Nigerians and the office of Vice President which he occupied for eight years, for the APC to question his nationality.

“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 alter of politics,” Ibe said.

DAILY POST 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, faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election, adding that he is a Cameroonian.

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Nigeria election: Nigerians react as APC says Atiku not Nigerian

Nigerians on the social media have reacted to the claim by the All Progressives Congress, APC, that former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the just concluded general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian.

The APC had yesterday filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja stating that Atiku is not a Nigerian.

The Party in its petition filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election, claiming that Atiku is a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian citizen.

APC, hence stated that the former Vice President’s petition against President Muhammadu Buhari, its own candidate, should be dismissed for lacking in merit.

Many Nigerians on Twitter condemned the claim by the ruling party, saying that it does not make sense.

Here are some reactions:

@tonyakabuno, “After so much time wasted by @OfficialAPCNg in replying to the strong petition of @atiku and @OfficialPDPNig, this is the response?

“This laughable response from APC’s legal team, confirms that the OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE provided by Atiku seems to have unsettled APC & Buhari.”

@NeduGodwin “The most important question is did he win?”

Judex_02464, “Nigeria is a joke and the President is the one eligible with no degree.”

@DMKpuluma, “Shameless people.”

@Charlescedars, “But he contested anyway, so answer the questions raised.”

@raphael_dare, “Abeg who even registered APC as a political party self.”

@toyinkush, “I hope your defence is not resting on this.”

@AbdulRa90422896, “”In the first place way did you alaw a foreigna to contest for president.”

@Oladipodz, “When apc start this Shugaba is a Nigeria type of politics then the party should be ready to loose a lot of followers.”

@ChigeruM, “Oh really, that’s why I said the country is Hausa Fulani country and not Nigeria. So you people know this and kept quiet, God will not save this country because we are the custodian of our problems. Disintegrate Nigeria now.”

@Samgee247Samuel, “So so desperate, they knew it wasn’t clearly won.”

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