Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for 2019 polls, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has dismissed the petition by All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting his citizenship as “idiotic”.
Mr Abubakar, who spoke through his media aide, Mr Paul Ibe, said it is an insult to Nigerians and the office of Vice President, which he occupied for eight years, for APC to allege that he is not a Nigerian.
He said everything must not be about politics. According to him, “that is idiotic. It is idiotic. And it is ridiculous. 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. “
Efforts to get reaction of PDP leadership to the development, as at the time of filing this report, was unsuccessful as the opposition party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, did not respond to repeated calls to his mobile line.