The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last presidential election,Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has dismissed the petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting his citizenship as “idiotic”.
The revelation by APC almost immediately sparked up various adverse reactions from many Nigerians and notable personalities across the country.
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 altar of politics,” Ibe said.