Political expert, Akinloye speaks on AGF Malami seeking court to disqualify Atiku from contesting 2023 election.
AGF, Atiku And 2023.
"Like other Nigerians became Nigerians by treaties and laws, the people of the then Northern Cameroon all are bonafide Nigerians by combination of treaty, plebiscite and law.
"They are citizens, can contest, can vote and can be voted for in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, by the virtue of the following grounds:
"1. Northern Cameroon becoming Mandate and later, Trust Territory of Britain as a result of the Versailles Treaty of 1919 that divided the territory between France and Britain in 1920 and final boundary in 1922;
"2. February 1961 Plebiscite result of 146,296 (join Nigeria) against 97,659(join Cameroon) total votes out of 243,955 total registered voters; and
"3. S.7(1)(2), S.10 of the 1963 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria succeeding to S.3(1)(2), S.23(a), S.28 and First Schedule Part 1 of 1979 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, S.3(1)(2)(4), S.7(2), S.25(1), S.30 and First Schedule Part 1 of 1989 Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria and S.3(1)(2)(6), S.25(1), S.31 and First Schedule Part 1 of 1999
Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended)
"So, saying Atiku is not a Nigerian is not only incorrect but an afront on the above mentioned grounds"
- Akinloye NG, a Legislative Expert and Public Affairs Commentator on the Attorney General of the Federation's affidavit seeking Atiku Abubakar's disqualification from 2023 presidential race on the ground of not being a Nigerian by birth.
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