Atiku Abubakar’s camp has reacted to the ongoing controversy generated by reports that President-elect, Bola Tinubu has alleged dual citizenship.
According to Atiku’s camp, Tinubu, should not have been allowed to participate in the just concluded 2023 presidential election.
It has been reported that Tinubu owns a Guinean passport, which many believe made the former Governor of Lagos State unqualified to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Reacting to the controversy, Atiku’s spokesman, Daniel Bwala, wondered why Tinubu would allegedly have dual citizenship and contest for the presidency.
He asked what the implication of having dual citizenship is as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had already declared the APC candidate winner of the 2023 poll.
Bwala joined in with the belief that dual citizenship prevents Tinubu from the presidency based on Section 137 of the Constitution.
“If you are running for the office of the president, but you have acquired a passport of another country, meaning you have dual citizenship; and in your INEC form you ticked No for having another passport other than a Nigerian passport, what is the implication? Hmmm.
“Someone was trying to give an excuse for dual citizenship and said, “but the passport has expired.” Funny. Does the expiration of your passport take away your citizenship status?” Bwala twitted on Monday.